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attendees are invited to select from an array of today’s most intriguing topics for children from birth to age 10 during a three session breakout forum following a keynote address. this event, hosted by the Summit Country day School as a service to the community, is free and open to the public. Walk-ins are welcome. a complimentary box lunch will be provided to those who register by 10/13/11.

Keynote Speaker award-winning author and parenting expert michele Borba, Ed.d will address: raising Socially responsible Children Who do the right thing Breakout Session topics include: navigating the System:identifying and Supporting Children with Challenges in with learning and attention • develop a love for learning in your Child • is my Child Gifted or Just Smart? • introducing your Child to the arts • Enhancing the Whole Child • how to develop a math mind • Speech and language milestones for young Children • montessori Education in the modern World and at home Pre-registration preferred by registering online at www.summitcds.org or by calling 513.871.4700, ext. 261.

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rateful to be home one early evening after a long, busy day of everything under the sun, as I pull into our driveway my 8-year-old says eagerly, “Stop, Mom! I wanna get the mail!” So I do as I’m told, then watch as his tousled head darts to the mailbox to see what’s inside, his soccer socks rolled down to cool his legs, shin guards still velcroed tautly around his strong, narrow calves, cleats clacking on the drive — he just loves surprises. He might find a Halloween Express catalogue in there with all those costumes! Or maybe there’ll be a USA Hockey magazine, or ... or ... a college letter for Alexandra, or ... or maybe even a party invitation! This youngest of mine bubbles over with excitement and enthusiasm for everything; he has the gift of happiness and the gift of talk. He finds miracles in the tiniest things and wants to share them with you, too. How can I help him hold onto this zest for life as he grows? My happy little Puck! Here’s the thing ... kids get older and they crash into the middle school years and suddenly the bedroom door is shut and the earphones are on and the cell phone’s in hand. There’s no time for parents to know how to manage it, and so we scramble and make up rules as we go along. Our parents can give us no wisdom on managing kids with all these machines in hand and can only say things like, “When I was a kid,” which is no help at all. And so, with no road map, we’re on our own. Not even the American Academy of Pediatrics can help: they recommend no more than two hours a day of total screen time for kids and that includes computer, TV, video games and doesn’t even acknowledge cell phones and texting, which is all that middle schoolers want to do. Technology breeds isolation if parents don’t step in. We need to insist on limits, trust, respect and responsibility, and we have two weapons to employ: connectivity and love. Well, I’ve got a whole lot of love for my children, but connectivity is a challenge on a daily basis in every busy household, so I’ve decided to try and do a “Daily 15” with each of my kids, meaning aiming to connect one-on-one daily for 15 minutes at least with each of my children. It will be easiest with my 8-year-old because his youngness makes him need me more. It will be harder with my other three. But if I can manage to do this somehow for 15 minutes a day, by the end of the week I’ll have spent more than one hour with each of them exclusively. That sounds meager, doesn’t it? But the truth is, that’s more than a lot of kids are getting from their parents these days. We’re busy, frazzled, worried, striving, depleted. It’s a tough time in America. And there’s only one thing that’s true: we have each other. So in our homes, with our children, let’s hang on to what we’ve got and make it good.

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How do you feel about the use of child leashes? Would you ever use one? Britt Eger This past weekend I saw a dad with his very grown son on a leash. His child was in at least 3rd grade, although he also had another child with him who was not on a leash. The mannerisms, conversations, and actions of the child on the leash made me think he may have autism or something of the sort. Don’t judge everyone you see, you have no idea what is going on in their lives, not all disabilities are evident just by looking. Surely we can all have some compassion and understanding for other families and kids, instead of judgement. We should all be there to support each other, not cut each other down. Sharon Pope Lutz I have raised three children. The first two were very well behaved, calm toddlers, but our third was not. I had to use a leash with him or he would run off with absolutely no fear of running into traffic or hiding from me for antics. Unfortunately some toddlers and/or young children need to wear them for their safety. When I see an adult using a leash on a child in their care, then I am looking at an adult that ultimately loves that child dearly and puts their safety first and doesn’t care about the ignorance that some people may have as to be able to judge him. To be able to judge someone for using a leash is simply pure ignorance. Been there, done that and now have a very responsible and alive 16-year-old son whom would have surely harmed or kidnapped had he not worn it!

Amanda Silburn Pond I think you may have just started a heated debate. I personally haven’t used them but I have a friend whose daughter loves hers and insists on wearing it. Claudia Reilly I did not need this with my children, but when I was 2, my mom had me on a harness so my 5-year-old sister could take me outside with her friends while my mom watched the new baby. Like a little dog, I’d walk about holding out my harness to my sister, eager for a walk. I have grown up to be a relatively normal human being who, at 55, still enjoys adventures with my 58-year-old sister — though she no longer makes me wear the harness when we walk together. Aniza Kuykendoll Driouache I am not for the whole leash thing but to each his own.

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EDUCATION AND ENRICHMENT FAIR on Saturday, November 5, from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. at the Sycamore Plaza in Kenwood. Meet representatives from area schools, learn about after-school activities for kids and enjoy live performances and giveaways. Find out more at cincinnatifamilymagazine.com or nkyfamily.com.

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• Test make-up in a small area a few days before Halloween to make sure your child doesn’t have an allergic reaction. • Swords and knives should be short and soft or flexible. • Don’t let your little one trick-or-treat alone. • Put reflective tape on costumes and bags to help drivers see your group and carry a flashlight. • Examine the candy your kids receive (and eat in moderation). • Tell kids to only use the sidewalks — if there isn’t a sidewalk in your neighborhood, tell kids to stay on the far edge of the road, facing traffic.

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Guiding Light :

setting limits & consequences

Sometimes a firm approach is the most loving one.

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was at a birthday party recently. While the birthday boy was opening up his presents, most of the other kids excitedly sat in a circle around him. There was one child, however, who actually was opening presents with the birthday boy. I could hear his parents calling him, but he wasn’t paying them any attention to them. “Mikey,” said the dad. “C’mon, Mikey.” No response. He didn’t even look up at them. “C’mon Mikey. Come on over here with Mommy and Daddy,” said the mom. I could tell by the tone of both of their voices that they weren’t actually serious, which probably explains why their requests fell on deaf ears. After a little more of this, the father of the birthday boy picked up Mikey and brought him over to his parents. As Mikey got comfortable on his father’s lap, both parents thanked the birthday boy’s father. I

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couldn’t help wondering why didn’t they just do that themselves. Clearly limits and respecting other people’s boundaries were not part of their guiding principles.

SETTING LIMITS AND DEFINING BOUNDARIES One of the most challenging but vitally important principles of parenting is the ability to set limits and boundaries. Many of us want confident children who believe they can do whatever they want. But there are limits to what they should do and boundaries for themselves and other people. Ironically, if they don’t learn these limits, or if they don’t understand their own boundaries or the boundaries of other people, they will actually be more limited in what they achieve in life. Additionally, limits are useless if there are no consequences when our children cross them. This is where parents really struggle. “Because disci-

pline (meaning “to teach”) is a big commitment!” says Chris Kelley, M.Ed., Director of Training at Children, Inc. in Covington. “It’s difficult to enforce a consequence when the parent may also have to feel the sting of it. For example … ‘you didn’t clean up your toys, so no Happy Meal’ means that the parent now has to prepare dinner. Exhausted, stressed parents may just want peace and quiet, and a crying child who just had outside play removed as a consequence doesn’t provide much peace. Working parents who spend hours away from children may not, out of guilt or other conflicted feelings, want to be an enforcer of consequences in the limited time they’re able to spend with children.” Says Connie Harrison, Program Manager of Community and Therapeutic Services at Beech Acres, “Parents struggle with guidance for a number of reasons. Some take their child’s behavior personally, as though it is done to them. Some

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want or need their child to like them, or never want to cause any unhappiness in their child, or just want to avoid conflict.” It is just so much easier to avoid providing consequences for a child’s actions. “Some parents view consequences as punishment, rather than a logical, natural result of the choices that children make,” says Kelley. “It’s sometimes tough to think of limits as love, but lovingly-enforced limits provide children with the security they crave.” Providing limits is like creating a shell around your child. If this shell is reasonable and fair, it is experienced like a big hug. Your child knows that when he is within the shell, he has freedom and safety because you are looking out for him. When he goes outside the shell, he is either afraid to do anything because it all seems dangerous or unafraid, smashing through the limits and boundaries of everyone around him.  

Team Effor t Both parents must be in agreement with the limits and the consequences of bad behavior.  Children can sense when parents don’t agree and will interpret that disagreement as room for misbehaving because the rules are not clear.   “It is important for the adults to have some agreement,” says Harrison.  “Children are accepting of individual differences, but house rules need to be house rules.  Children crave routines and consistency.  As children age, the differences between the adults will allow the opportunity to learn to be manipulative.  These differences are even more challenging for adults who co-parent from different households.  If it continues to be a problem, parents might try mediation. When the rules and consequences are consistent between the adults, children are reassured.  Many parents experience their child asking the same question over and over.  They are looking for the reassurance of the same answer, and this builds the internal security on which self-discipline is built.” “The child may at first be confused, but very quickly (and from an early age) learns to disregard consequences as a response to his behavior,” says Kelley. “We often call it manipulative when a child learns to take advantage of his parents’ lack of agreement, but it’s really just a matter of the child adapting to his parents’ unwillingness to work together on his behalf.” Taking turns applying consequences and setting limits is crucial so the child knows both parents are serious. The main keys to providing consequences for actions are the following:

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Be age appropria te. Limits and consequences must be age appropriate and realistic.  “Guidance is not easy, but it is simpler

than we make it,” says Harrison. “Have age appropriate rules or guidelines, decide on age appropriate consequences. All works best when parents’ expectations are realistic. Take a 4-year-old in a restaurant.  It’s not realistic to expect that the child will sit quietly for 20 minutes with nothing to do while the adults converse. It’s even less likely if the child is tired and hungry. What’s the limit, is it realistic? What’s the consequence? Better for all to anticipate the situation, bring books and small games, talk with your child as well as the adults, get some crackers or a glass of milk to keep that hunger at bay. Any time the adults let the situation deteriorate into a power struggle, it will spiral downward. Intervene early, calmly, and consistently.”

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Explain it clearly. Says Kelley, “All children, no matter the age, benefit from a simple explanation of how their choices are linked to consequences. From toddlerhood on, children should be given ‘structured’ choices (‘You may do this, or you may do that. Which do you choose?’). When the child’s choice works out well for her, parents must be quick to celebrate with the child. When a choice results in a problem for the child or another person, parents should, without shaming, point out the problematic consequences. If children, from an early age, are helped to understand consequences of their ‘mistaken’ behavior, then the concept of consequences becomes much easier to establish and enforce later.”

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Your child must know the consequences of his actions in advance. The only way to stop the behavior is if he knows ahead of time that it is wrong and that it will lead to consequences. Harrison advises parents to be cautious about over-explaining. “This is often interpreted by children as the opportunity to argue their points, and can escalate as they got older and have better language skills. Give your explanations when you make the rules, and when you have to use a consequence, just say; ‘That is our house rule.’ Plan ahead to minimize situations where you will need to do this, use the rules, dial down the emotion, never threaten something you can’t do (‘We will NEVER go to Grandma’s house again!’), and be as consistent as humanly possible.”

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Make it i mmediate.  The consequence should be as immediate as possible.  If your child acts out in the supermarket, telling him he can’t have dessert because of his behavior won’t achieve anything because there is too much time between what he did and the consequence of his action.

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“The consequence should make sense,” says Kelley. “For instance, a child throws the toy, the child loses the opportunity to play with the toy for a limited amount of time. What’s critical for parents to remember is that consequences should be simply stated and consistently enforced without the heat of emotion. When parents are out-of-control when they are imposing consequences, the power of consequences is lost. It then becomes scary for the child, who may fear a loss of the parent’s affection.”

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N o pain needed.  The consequence should never involve hurting your child.  Some parents believe if their child knows what it feels like to be bitten they won’t bite anymore.  Not only is that not true, but it sends a contradictory message that even though the parent said it was wrong to bite, the parent just bit, so maybe it is not bad after all.  Since we are our children’s models, our words and actions need to compliment each other.

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Follow through. Kids pick up on hollow threats and will begin to ignore them and you.  They also learn quickly when the threats are real and will pay more attention to what you say.

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S eparate the behavior fro m the child.  Your child is not bad, but his actions are.  He needs to know that even though you disciplined him, you still love him and don’t think he is bad.  

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Explain an d hug.  After the time-out is over, be sure your child understands why he received it.  Once he understands, give him a hug and let him know you love him and put it behind you.   Setting limits and providing consequences is incredibly challenging, but immeasurably valuable.  It is not something that can be done periodically.  Maintaining limits and providing consequences should be as consistent as your breathing. But it is a benefit for yourself and certainly your children that will last them a lifetime, freeing them to achieve their full potential. J Jeremy Schneider, MFT, is founder and executive director of Empowering Children and Families, a non-profit organization fostering the confidence in individuals to create stronger families.  He is a husband, father and writer.

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Design to Consign & Save! BY KARA FERRARO

Everyone wants to save money! Start with children’s attire — Local shops offer a variety of new and gently used clothing for all ages.

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s a mother of two, I have exchanged my pre-mommy designer duds with maternity wear, onesies and now (sigh) clothes for a tween. Consignment shops have been a way of life for me, and I am proud to announce my bargains to all who care to listen. Not only are consignment shops a great source for finding items to purchase, they are a great source of additional income if you want to unload those games, toys, dvds, clothes and accessories that the kids just “had” to have and then barely touched once they brought them home. For those unfamiliar with consigning, it’s quite simple: you give a consignment shop you take your gently used items to a consignment shopt and they carefully inspect them and accept those they think are sellable. They do all of the work, including display, storage, ticketing, sales and merchandising. When your item sells, they pay you a percentage of the sale. It’s common for you, the consignor, to receive about 40 percent of the sales price of your item. Not bad, considering all you did was bring it to the shop! A resale store will purchase items from you and offer you cash on the spot. Trish Taylor, owner of Reruns for Wee Ones in Fairfield says, “We go through items on the spot while you shop and offer cash or store credit.” She adds that consigners get a larger percentage on their return if they choose the store credit.

If you are thinking of consigning, be sure to call to find out what items stores take and if they have specific times that they accept them. Items should be freshly laundered and pressed and on hangers or folded neatly in bins. Visit the store web sites or call for their policies. Many stores that consign furniture require that you make an appointment, especially if you want to consign larger items. For shoppers, consignment shops are a bargain hunter’s paradise. Since most stores receive new merchandise daily, it’s smart to frequent them often. And Taylor advises that if you see something you like, grab it! You may return the next day only to find your coveted item has been snatched up by another shopper. Consignment shopping is now more fashionable than ever, regardless of income level. At Reruns for Wee Ones, which sells a combination of new and used items, the owners are even selling cloth diapers and Rockin’ Green Laundry Detergent. As for me, the excitement of consignment shopping is still about the hunt. I love not knowing what I will discover on my next shopping excursion. I may come up empty handed or find that one item I have been searching for forever. (please turn the page)

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Selling Tips DO make it a point, prior to your first visit, to understand the terms of the shop. It will save you time and confusion if you find out how long the items must remain in the shop, what percentage of the sale you will receive, and what happens after the consignment agreement ends.

DO make sure that your items are in excellent condition, in season, and in working order. If you are unsure about consigning a particular item, call and ask.

DO read your consignment agreement thoroughly. Many shops have markdowns throughout the consignment period. If you consign a precious item that you don’t want to sell for less than a certain amount, let the shop owner know.

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choose a shop that is clean, organized and treats your items with care and respect. Shoppers love stores that are clean and where items are easy to find. The longer they stay in a store, the greater the odds are that they purchase your items.

DON’T become disappointed when a shop does not take all of your items. The more selective a shop owner is about inventory, the better your earning potential. DON’T consign items that are outdated or flawed. Even if you have a highly sought after item, most shops don’t want to be known for selling less than perfect items.

Shopping Tips Ask for help! Since store owners have meticulously looked over all of the items that have been consigned, don’t be afraid to ask for help. They know where everything is in the store. They may also know if clothing items have been tailored or if something is a larger fit. Check out all sizes.

Especially when it comes to evening wear and tailored suits. Many people get these items altered to fit. A lot of formal evening wear is sold in large sizes because they customize the fit for each customer. Also, clothes often shrink after repeated washing and drying.

Ask about store policies: Most consignment shops have an “All Sales Are Final” policy. Look items over thoroughly and make sure all items are in working order or free from flaws before you leave the shop. When buying lighting or electronics, ask to plug it in or test the item. Expect to see a major price difference between brands. Consignment shops should be pricing their clothing between 1/4 to 1/3 of the original retail price, taking into account condition, age, popularity of brand, etc.

Ask about sales or markdowns. Most shops have frequent markdowns in order to recycle the daily inventory that streams in. Ask the shop owner when their sales are or how often markdowns occur.

Don’t haggle over the price of an item! Haggling with a shop owner is basically telling them that they don’t know how to price and they don’t know their market. A successful consignment shop with a good reputation regularly marks down their merchandise and keeps items going in and out of their store quickly.

DON’T consign your items in a shop that is obviously disorganized or less than clean. This leads to greater opportunity for loss and diminishes earning potential.

Bring a measuring tape withyou!

DON’T assume the store will call you after the consignment term ends. Most shops donate unsold items to a local charity following the agreement term. It is your duty to make a note of when the consignment period ends.

Beware of knock-offs! All too often peo-

For large items for the home, you want to make sure the item is going to fit in your home or through doorways. Remember, once you buy it, it’s yours to keep.

ple purchase knock-offs or designer copies and these items end up in resale shops. Unless you really know your merchandise or have some proof of authenticity, buyer beware! 

greater cincinnati consignment shops Cabins to Castles 107 East Mulberry St., Lebanon 513-932-8797 • cabinstocastlesonline.com

Used and antique furniture and accessories; visit web site or call for buying schedule or to make an appointment.

Classy & Sassy 2176 Dixie Hwy., Fort Mitchell • 859-282-0289 1597 Calvary Drive, Union • 859-817-0996 classyandsassy1st.com Consigning children’s clothing for ages 3 and older, women’s, juniors, men’s, jewelry, home accessories, furniture, formal wear and more.

Hand Me Downs 4218 Dixie Hwy., Erlanger • 859-371-6503 Buying children’s clothing from preemie to size 16, as well as equipment, furniture, shoes, toys, books and maternity wear. No car seats, diaper genies, stuffed animals, breast pumps and items that connect to the TV, please.

Off Main Consignment 10537 Harrison Ave. • 513-367-4444

No appointment necessary, but call for seasonal items. Accepting and selling men’s and women’s clothing, shoes, jewelry and accessories, and small home décor items.

Once Again Children’s Boutique 1151 Stone Drive • 513-367-SAVE (7283) All children’s clothing and equipment, both new and used items are for sale, with frequent sales and markdowns.

Once Upon a Child Multiple locations onceuponachild.com Buying and selling gently used children’s clothes, toys and equipment, including footwear, baby gear, furniture, costumes, dancewear and more.

Orange Blossom 1151 Stone Drive • 513-202-0316 orangeblossomharrison.com

Accepting women’s, plus-size, and junior clothing, as well as handbags and wallets, accessories, home décor and small furniture.

Persnickety’s Resale Fashion Boutique 640 Columbus Ave., Lebanon 513-282-6999 • shoppersnicketys.com

Opening this month, Persnickety’s offers namebrand children’s clothing, shoes, and handmade items from local artisans. A grand opening celebration will be held Nov. 12.

Kara Ferraro is a writer with two elementary aged children. She is always looking for clever, budget friendly activities to do with her family and ways to save money.

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Plato’s Closet Multiple Locations platoscloset.com

Snooty Fox Clothing/Furniture Den Multiple Locations shopsnooty.com

Buying and selling gently used clothing and accessories for teens and young adults.

Consigning clothing and accessories, as well as furniture and home accessories. Visit web site for a calendar of sales and promotions, including the Snooty Fox Bus Tour that takes you shopping at all Snooty Fox locations (excepting Erlanger and West Chester stores).

Reruns for Wee Ones 5353 Dixie Hwy., Fairfield 513-829-1300 • rerunsforweeones.com Resale store that sells both new and used items, including children’s clothing, furniture and equipment. Visit site for sale dates; layaway is an option.

Second Chance 8109 Beckett Center Dr., West Chester, 513860-3860 5038 Glencrossing Way, 513-451-1451 11792 Springfield Pike, 513-671-7162 shop2ndchance.com

Trendy Threads Consignments 1412 Gloria Terrell Drive, Wilder 859-442-SHOP (7467) shoptrendythreads.com

Free consignment memberships — sell and buy clothing, shoes, accessories and more. Visit site for promotions and consigning guidelines.

Truly Blest 910 Loveland-Madeira Road, Loveland 513-583-1600 • trulyblest.com

Upscale women’s consignment shop, carrying petite to plus sizes, as well as purses, shoes, jewelry and home accessories. Visit site for consignment guidelines.

Resale clothing for the entire family, offering all seasons year-round, as well as maternity clothes, baby items and equipment, and toys, books and games. All proceeds benefit Birthright of Greater Cincinnati.

Serendipity Consignment 8345 East Main St., Alexandria 859-694-3200

Twice New Consignments 1145 Main St., Milford 513-239-6744 • twicenewconsignments.com

Consigning antiques, furniture, home décor, artwork and vintage jewelry. Call for appointment.

Urban Xchange 11800 Springfield Pike 513-407-3456 shopurbanxchange.com Resale store for gently used teen clothing and accessories for guys and girls. Visit site for schedule of seasonal items.

The Walk In Closet 3207 Dixie Hwy., Erlanger 859-581-0222 thewalkincloset.com Consigning children’s, juniors’, men’s and women’s clothing from casual to dressy casual items, as well as accessories, home furnishings and decorative accessories. See web site for guidelines.

The Way We Were 6216 Madison Road 513-271-2648

Consignment store offering men’s, women’s and children’s clothing, shoes, jewelry and accessories, as well as small house decor. Call for appointment.

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The Night Before Halloween by Natasha Wing Gosset & Dunlap; $3.99

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“The Durr Branch of the Kenton County Public Library offers a free not-so-scary Haunted House. My children have attended the last three years and can’t wait for the event this year.”

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Farm Fun & More Blooms & Berries Farm Market’s Fall on the Farm 9669 St. Rt. 48, Loveland 513-697-9173 • fallonthefarm.com Take a hay ride tour of the farm and pumpkin town (with visiting pumpkin circus) and pick your own pumpkin.Visit the play area and straw maze, or visit goats and enjoy a caramel apple. Saturdays, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.; Sundays, 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. Parking, admission, and play area free; maze and other attractions purchased individually. Bonnybrook Farm’s Fall Festivals 3779 St. Rt. 132, Clarksville 20 minutes east of Kings Island bonnybrookfarms.com Adventure Hayride, Crazed Corn Maze, Giant Slingshots, Clodhopper Golf, Horseshow Hill, Tunnel and 80’ underground slide, Pick-Your-Own Pumpkin Patch, Pony Rides, Friendly Petting Animals, Farmyard Play Area, all now through Oct. 30 from noon - 5:30 p.m. GREAT birthday parties. Free admission (fee for some activities). Lantern Light Wagon Ride 7:30 - 10:30 p.m. Burger Farm and Garden Center 7849 Main St. (St. Rt. 32), Newtown 513-561-8364 • burgerfarms.com The Pumpkin Festival takes place weekends in October and includes hay rides to the pumpkin patch, puppet shows, festival food, rides and bounce houses for children, Pumpkinland, a straw maze, the League of Animal Welfare, and more. Hours are Sat. and Sun., 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Group tours can be arranged Tue. - Fri. ($4 per person, call for reservations). Admission is $2; free parking; straw maze requires a ticket purchase. Cincinnati Museum Center’s BATFEST 2011 Museum of Natural History and Science and Rotunda Cincinnati Museum Center Union Terminal 1301 Western Row Road 513-287-7000 • cincymuseum.org Get into the spirit of Halloween with Batfest 2011! Meet some live bats that aren’t that scary and learn about all the cool things bats can do. See bats from local conservation organizations, watch a flight demo, and learn about bat ecology. Oct. 29 from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Free with admission — all museums pass is $12.50 adults, $8.50 for ages 3 - 12, and $4.50 for toddlers.

Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden’s HallZOOween 3400 Vine St., Cincinnati 513-281-4700 • cincinnatizoo.org Dress up in your wildest costume and go trick-or-treating with the animals and search for the Golden Frisch’s Big Boy hidden somewhere in the Zoo. Enjoy the Beauty Shop of Horrors, Phil Dalton’s Theatre of Illusion, pumpkin carving demos, pumpkin patch, animal pumpkin pandemonium and the Wizard of Oz 4D Experience. HallZOOween, presented by Frisch’s Big Boy, takes place Oct. 8 - 9, 15 - 16, and 22 - 23 from 12 - 5 p.m. and is FREE with Zoo admission ($14 adults, $9 ages 2 - 12, and FREE children under 2). Parking is $7. Daniels Petting Farm 1850 Walton Nicholson Pike, Walton 859-240-0834 • danielspettingzoo.com The Daniels Family is pleased to invite you to tour our beautiful Petting Farm in the heart of Kenton County. Come visit our friendly animals, take a pony ride, play in our picnic area, or pick your very own pumpkin. Fall Season Oct. 1 - 31, Sat - Sun, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. $8 admission per person (includes one cup of feed and hayride). We are a short bus ride from most schools and day care centers in the Northern Kentucky area. Group tours can be scheduled in advance. EnterTrainment Junction’s Jack-O-Lantern Junction 7379 Squire Ct., West Chester 513-898-8000 entertrainmentjunction.com Join a family Halloween celebration in a kid-friendly, themed environment through Oct. 31. It’s the area’s only indoor Pumpkin Patch (where kids get a free mini-pumpkin), plus Halloween crafts, multiple treat stations and talking pumpkin; outdoor straw maze and Halloween themed hand-cranked train cars and electric train ride. All other attractions are also open (the world’s largest indoor model train display, giant kids’ play area, A-maze-N Funhouse, American Railroading Museum, and more). Open Mon Sat, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m., Sun, 12 - 6 p.m. Attraction pricing starts at $9.95; kids under 2 are free; free parking.

“We trick or treat with friends in other neighborhoods. I decorate like crazy. I am going to start October 1 if I can wait that long!” — Amy Lococo, Madeira mother of two

AWESOME HALLOWEEN WEBSITES halloween.com Get started with a little Halloween history, find greeting cards and screensavers, dust off some Halloween jokes, and gather plenty of ideas for costumes and games.

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pumpkincarving101. com Your guide to carving a top-notch pumpkin, including choosing the perfect pumpkin, carving with stencils and instructions on lighting your Jack O’ Lantern on Halloween.

“Halloween represents fall for us. We love to decorate, visit pumpkin patches, have bon fires and pick out costumes.” — Tracy Edwards, Cincinnati mother of four

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“We love Halloween at my house. My children start talking about their costumes in August. We decorate the house with scarecrows, pumpkins, skeletons and more on Oct. 1.” — Gina Holt, Fort Thomas mother of two

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You will need: 1 (18.25 ounce) package cake mix 1 (16 ounce) container prepared frosting Confectioners coating • Prepare the cake mix according to package directions, using any recommended pan size. Let cake cool for approximately 30 minutes then crumble while still warm into a large mixing bowl and stir in the frosting until well blended (little fingers will love to help with this part, just make sure they wash their hands!). • Melt the confectioners coating according to directions. Use a small scoop to form balls of the cake/frosting mixture. Dip the balls in the confectioners coating using a toothpick or lollipop sticks and place on waxed paper to set (cake pops may be easier to dip if you refrigerate the balls for an hour beforehand). • Go nuts with decorations! Dip in white chocolate, then drizzle with more white chocolate and add eyes for mummies, or dip in milk chocolate and use candy eyes and mini-chocolate morsels for ears to make black cats.

“The church in our neighborhood has a fall festival every year. We like to attend that. They have face painting, pumpkin carving and fun games for the kids.” — Jennifer Landon, Cincinnati mother of three

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A Paid Advertising Directory Halloween Nights at Parky’s Farm Winton Woods, 10073 Daly Road 513-521-PARK (7275) • greatparks.org Bring the kids to Parky’s Farm in Winton Woods from 6 - 10 p.m. Oct. 6 - 30, for a fun-filled fall celebration! Festivities include the Magic of Phil Dalton, Rock Star Cory and the Kids Rock Show, a visit to the not-so-scary haunted house, a moon bounce, hay rides, S’mores by the camp fire and much more. Admission is $6 per person and $1 off if you purchase tickest online at greatparks.org. Halloween Walk in the Woods Blue Ash Nature Park 4433 Cooper Road, Blue Ash blueashevents.com This award-winning event, hosted by the City of Blue Ash, is filled with Halloween activities for children 10 and under. Games, trick or treating fun through the nature park, and entertainment happens on Saturday, Oct. 22, 12 - 3 p.m. Walk is FREE and open to the public. Come enjoy this fun, not scary Halloween event! Haunted Village Heritage Village Museum Inside Sharon Woods Park 11450 Lebanon Road, Cincinnati 513-563-9484 heritagevillagecincinnati.org Enjoy an evening of family-friendly fun as you trick-or-treat through the Haunted Village. Enjoy wagon rides, the Monster Mash Dance, a haunted cemetery, kids games, and much more! Oct. 14 - 15, 21 - 22, and 28 29, 6 - 10 p.m. (gate closes at 9 p.m.). Admission is $8 per person. Irons Fruit Farm 1640 Stubbs Mill Road, Lebanon 513-932-2853 • ironsfruitfarm.com Your fall family tradition starts at Irons Fruit Farm. Take a hayride to the pumpkin patch where you can pick your own pumpkin, then challenge yourself to a corn maze or shop the farm’s market. Check out our bakery with homemade donuts, fritters and fresh cider. Maze and hayrides, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. on Sat; 12 - 5 p.m .on Sun. Hay rides are free and pumpkins are paid for by the pound. Lebanon Mason Monroe Railroad’s Pumpkin Patch Express 127 S. Mechanic St., Lebanon 513-933-8022 • lebanonrr.com Join the LM&M Railroad on a train ride through Warren County to the Schappacher Farm where you can walk through a real working farm, pet the animals, find your way through the corn maze and

select a pie pumpkin for your very own. Weekends in October at 9:45 a.m., 1 p.m. and 4:15 p.m. Admission is $18.50 adults, $15.50 seniors (62+) and children (5 - 16), $8.50 toddlers (2 4), and free infants (1 and younger). Navy Bean Festival Downtown, Rising Sun, IN 812-438-2750 • navybeanfestival.org Spoon a bowl of hot navy bean soup after watching the parade, hitting the carnival rides, or catching the music from the main festival stage. A special Kid-Zone features face painting and an extreme magic show. Oct. 7 - 8. It’s just a short drive to Rising Sun, Indiana! Schappacher Farm 3829 South U.S. Route 42, Lebanon 513-398-0904 Join us for free weekend hayrides to the pumpkin patch to pick your own pumpkin, and a free corn maze.Visit the friendly farm animals on our working farm including goats, donkeys, horses, sheep and cattle. Finish your trip with an Apple Juice Slushy, Hand-dipped Caramel Apples, Pumpkin and Apple Pie. Open daily from 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. with fall decorations and apples and cider for sale. Family owned and operated, and we’d love to share it with you! Station Road Farm 6749 Station Road, West Chester 513-777-3650 stationroadfarmandlandscaping.com Come visit our PUMPKIN PATCH and Ultimate Barnyard Playground! Open Mon - Sun. See our AD for a Discount Coupon. Receive a Hayride to the Pumpkin Patch, four small pumpkings, and the Ultimate Playground for only $12 (a $24 value). We are also now scheduling private parties, field trips and family outings. For pricing and more information, call us at 513-777-3650. Sunrock Farm 103 Gibson Lane, Wilder 859-781-5502 • sunrockfarm.org Join Sunrock Farm Pumpkin Patch for a guided, hands-on adventure. Milk a goat, gather chicken eggs, hold baby chicks, hand-feed sheep, and brush a horse and cow. Hop on the hay wagon for a ride to the pumpkin patch. Bring your cameras! Tours take place daily in October. Weekends, free apple cider and cookes are available at the farm store. Limited space, please RSVP. Two-hour tours are $10/person. One-hour tours are $7/ person. Children under 1 are free; free parking.

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Academy of Music and Dance

8374 Princeton Glendale Road, West Chester 513-829-2345 • wcaomd.com Music lessons for all ages in piano, voice, guitar, drums, strings, winds, and brass. Recreational and competitive dance classes in ballet, tap, jazz, hip-hop and more. Preschool Music Pups classes for ages birth - 4 yrs. with a caregiver. Please call for a free sample class.

Allegro Dance Arts and Apparel

502 Old State Route 74, Cincinnati 513-528-5578 • allegrodancearts.webs.com Offering instruction in ballet, Scottish Highland, hip-hop, jazz, tap, lyrical and more. Ages 3 - adult, beginner to advanced. Competition is available for Scottish Highland Dancers. We sent a student to nationals in 2010 for Highland dancing; only 100 qualify to go to Nationals in the US each year! Visit our shop for a full range of dance shoes, clothing and supplies.

Bethany School

555 Albion Ave., Cincinnati 513-771-7462 • bethanyschool.org Highly diverse student population. We offer services to students in grades K - 8, including before- and after-school care, tutoring, athletics, wireless laptop computers, a state-of-the-art computer lab, Spanish classes and elective courses. Student/teacher ratio is 15:1. Open House on Nov. 6 and Feb. 12, 2 - 4 p.m.

Brain Balance Achievement Center of Cincinnati

513-257-0705 • brainbalancecenters.com Groundbreaking program combining sensory motor, cognitive and nutrition coaching into one solution for children ages 4 - 17 with ADD, autism, dyslexia and other learning/processing disabilities.

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Chabad Hebrew School

3977 Hunt Road, Blue Ash 513-793-5200 • chscincinnati.com Chabad Hebrew School offers a stimulating yet friendly environment where children embrace their Jewish roots and gain a true sense of Jewish pride, no matter their level of observance or affiliation. Ages: 3 12. Time: Sundays, 9:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. Half price for ages 3 - 5

Children’s Meeting House

927 O’Bannonville Road, Loveland 513-683-4757 • childrensmeetinghousemontessori.com For 39 years, CMH has provided a Montessori program education children ages 3 - 12. This AMS-affiliated school is located on 300 acres of wooded property, less than a mile from downtown historic Loveland. Call for more information or to schedule a tour.

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The region’s only pre-professional training program combines professional instruction, performance opportunities and a strong connection to Cincinnati Ballet. Classes are held in the state-of-the-art studios where Cincinnati Ballet Company dancers rehearse. Ballet students frequently interact with company dancers, gaining insight into the life of a professional dancer.

Cincinnati Country Day School

6905 Given Road, Cincinnati 513-561-7298 • countryday.net CCDS is a co-educational, independent, college-preparatory school for students from 18 mos. - grade 12. Located on a beautiful 62-acre campus in Indian Hill. Merit and need-based tuition assistance is available.

Cincinnati Family Enrichment Center

4244 Hamilton Avenue, Cincinnati 513-591-2332 • theplaceforfamilies.com The CFEC, located in a cozy Victorian home, offers over 25 parentchild enrichment classes, weekly moms group and free parenting workshops and story times. Enter the center - feel the love!

Central Montessori Academy

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Serving infants - grade 6. Students receive the priceless gifts of joyful scholarship and the tools to become motivated and self-disciplined lifelong learners who are students of both life and academic subjects. Children learn at their own pace, building self-esteem while being taught as individuals. Our program is academically rigorous while stressing life skills (i.e. critical thinking and courteous behavior). The result is motivated, self-disciplined lifelong-learners.

962 Mt. Adams Circle, Cincinnati 513-345-2242 • cincyplay.com Programs for young actors from pre-K - grade 12 include theater tours, acting classes, summer day camp sessions, the annual holiday show (A Christmas Carol) and the Rosenthal Next Generation Theatre Series.

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Cincinnati Waldorf School

5555 Little Flower Ave., Cincinnati 513-541-0220 • cincinnatiwaldorfschool.org Offering a classical education for children pre-nursery - grade 8. Qualified teachers dedicated to providing a rich, developmentally appropriate, experiential approach to education to inspire life-long learning and enable each student to fully develop their capacities. Observation tours at 9 a.m. on the third Tuesday of each month. Tuition assistance available. Ohio Ed Choice Scholarships available. Open House Nov. 12, Feb. 4 and Apr. 7, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Cornerstone Parent’s Day Out

7600 Princeton-Glendale Road, Liberty Twp. 513-874-0910 • cornerstonechurch.org Parent’s Day Out is a Christian-based program enriched with numbers, shapes and colors provided in a safe, friendly and fun environment for children 6 mos. - 5 yrs. We offer morning and afternoon classes. All teachers are first aid and CPR certified.

Drake Planetarium and Science Center

2020 Sherman Avenue, Cincinnati 513-396-5578 • drakeplanetarium.org Email: pbowers@drakeplanetarium.org Come let your imagination soar! Featuring our popular Lego Robotics, Architecture, Crazy Contraptions and Young Builders classes. Science Adventure classes include Rockin’ Rockets, Battle Bots, Engineering, Amusement Park Science and Destination: Space.

Farmview Montessori Garden

3501 Tylersville Road, Hamilton 513-737-0479 • farmviewmontessori.com Individualized Montessori education. Offering both half- and full-day programs for children 2.5 - 6 yrs. in an enriched learning environment. Small student/ teacher ratio. Special needs programs available. Serving Fairfield, Mason, West Chester and surrounding areas. Call for an observation appointment.

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Cincinnati Ballet, Otto M. Budig Academy

513-556-2595 • ccm.uc.edu/prep The only nationally accredited community arts school in the area offering lessons, classes and performance opportunities in music, theater and dance. A faculty of 125 teach over 1,500 students. Programs held on UC campus at CCM as well as various locations throughout the area. Classes for all ages and levels, including pre-professional students desiring a career in the arts.

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Fitton Center for Creative Arts

101 S. Monument Ave., Hamilton, OH 45011 513-863-8873 • fittoncenter.org

We encourage you to experience the artistic, musical, educational and social opportunities designed with you in mind. Discover something new or cultivate your creativity in our arts classes, workshops or private lessons. Stroll through our beautiful galleries showcasing thought provoking exhibits. Join us for Celebrating Self’s enlightening luncheons, the professional performances of Fitton Family Fridays, EntertainmentPlus! and Mad Anthony Theatre Company’s off-beat plays.

Gallop Again Horse and Pony Lessons

11546 New Biddinger, Harrison 513-312-5419 Email: prez74@hotmail.com Join us for a week of camp! Have fun, do crafts, ride horses daily and enjoy a mini show on the last day. One-day camps on Jul. 21 and Aug. 28. Week-long camp Aug. 8 - 12, Mon. - Fri., 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. $200 for a week, sibling discount. Email for full calendar of events.

The Gardner School

9920 Carver Road, Cincinnati 513-985-9444 • thegardnerschool.com An award-winning, academically-focused preschool for ages 6 wks. through private full-day kindergarten. Our early childhood education curriculum is age-appropriate and is among the highest standards in the industry. Your child will reach their full potential guided by our highly qualified, degreed teachers and may participate in such activities as sign language, the Be Smart Kids computer program, dance, gymnastics, foreign languages and music and drama.

Indian Springs Academy of Music

9690 Cincinnati-Columbus Road, Cincinnati 513-779-7373 • indianspringsacademy.org Private instruction in piano, jazz piano, strings, voice, winds, band instruments and guitar. Offerings also include music theory classes, Music LAB curricula (age-appropriate software to develop theory, rhythm, ear training and music literature) and quarterly recitals.

Kinder Garden School

10969 Reed Hartman Hwy. Blue Ash 513-791-4300 • kindergardenschool.com

–and– 5900 West Chester Road, Ste. C, West Chester 513-874-3100 • kindergardenschool.com Ages 6 wks. - 6 yrs. Together with interaction of child, staff and family, we develop the complete child. We provide formative encouragement and knowledge with hands-on staff taking a personal interest in family and holistic education decisions for the child. Kinder Garden School is devoted to growing a child’s wish to flourish and learn by cultivating curiosity and problem-solving proficiency in a full, supportive, fertile, fun setting. ENLIGHTENMENT IS OUR MISSION.

Kindermusik by Cathy Siebert

Music Makers: 6131 Campus Lane, Cincinnati Miami Township Civic Ctr.: 6101 Meijer Drive, Milford Grace Church: South Lebanon Road, Loveland 513-231-3973 • kindermusikbycs.kindermusik.net For families with children from birth - 6 yrs. Sing, dance and play instruments with your child as they learn basic music concepts. Ages 4 - 5 yrs. compose, create and explore music from different regions of the world by singing and playing glockenspiels, dulcimers, recorders and percussion instruments. See our website for free classes. Birthday parties, too. Voted “Best Music Instruction” by the readers of Cincinnati Family magazine.

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The Little Gym

7318 Yankee Road, Liberty Twp.: 513-777-1110 8201 Arbor Square Drive, Mason: 513-204-1400 thelittlegym.com Teaching movement skills in a non-competitive environment to help build young children’s physical, social, emotional and intellectual skills. Programs are designed for ages 4 mos. - 12 yrs. and incorporate music with movement and learning.

The Mad Potter Madeira

7754 Camargo Road, Madeira 561-1888 • madpottercincinnati.com Pottery painting, parties and special events. Choose a piece, paint it and pick it up in a week. Special events include Kidz Nite and Ladies Nite.

Mad Science of Cincinnati

793-6784 • madscience.org/cincinnati Programs for Grades PreK - 6 with student teacher ration of 12 - 18:1 delivered to your school or center. Mad Science offers “edu-taining” inquiry-based, hands on, proficiency correlated “In-School Field Trip” workshops and parent funded after-school programs. Our Special Event Assembly programs are ideal for schools, community centers, and Boy/Girl Scout Troops Packs. Summer Camp and Birthday Party programs too.

Montessori Center Room

866-339-9071 • k12.com/ohva Serving grades K - 12, we are a tuition-free, statewide eSchool that uses curriculum from K12 — the country’s leading provider of online curriculum. With its individualized approach, the K12 curriculum lets students adjust their learning styles to meet their needs. We also offer tutoring, special needs programs and opportunities for socialization through community events and outings. Named Parent’s Choice winner for best public high school in Ohio by Business Week and greatschools.net. Accredited by CITA and NCA CASI.

Piano Lessons In Your Home – Piano, Guitar and Voice Lessons

513-860-3540 • pianolessonsinyourhome.com Offering piano, guitar and voice lessons for all ages in your own home with experienced instructors in the Cincinnati area and in Northern Kentucky. Also offers free recitals, a flexible make-up policy, an extensive music library and flexible scheduling.

Pleasant Ridge Presbyterian Nursery School

5950 Montgomery Road, Cincinnati 513-631-0170 • prpc.org Professionally-qualified teachers provide active, expressive, child-centered learning experiences at this 3-star award-winning program. Choose two-, three-, four- or five-day morning or afternoon sessions for children 30 mos. - 5 yrs. Excellent ratios, degreed teachers and spacious, sunny classrooms await your preschooler. Parent and child classes are also available for infants and toddlers.

Rock Quest Climbing Center

2505 Riverside Dr., Cincinnati 513-321-3282 • montessoricenterroom.com A child-focused, AMS-affiliated, 41-year-old program for ages 3 - 6, with a student/teacher ratio of 10:1 for pre-K. Before- and after-care available. Musikgarten offered weekly. Open House on Nov. 6 from 1 - 3 p.m.

3475 E. Kemper Road, Cincinnati 513-733-0123 • rockquest.com Climbing is a great activity for kids of all ages. While kids are busy getting to the top of the wall, their minds are busy working other skills: problem solving, critical thinking, endurance, self confidence and trust.

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513-545-7125 • themusicfactoryonline.com Offering educational group music classes for children ages 9 mos. - 5 yrs. onsite at your preschool, day care or summer camp.

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800-382-6019 • connectionsacademy.com A free, accredited, public education at-home program for grades K - 12, offering support from state-certified teachers and the latest technology tools.

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3660 Vineyard Place, Cincinnati 513-871-7218 • stursulavilla.org Serving ages 3 yrs. - grade 8, St. Ursula Villa provides academic excellence in the Ursuline tradition. Emphasis is on the individual, family atmosphere, whole-child development, outstanding high school preparation, and championship athletics. Student:teacher ratio of 10:1, and a school enrollment of 495. Informational Coffees Nov. 2, 7 and 10.

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Summit Country Day School

2161 Grandin Rd., Cincinnati 513-871-4700 • summitcds.og The area’s only Catholic, independent co-ed, college prep school serving students 2 yrs. - grade 12. Programs include a classical academic curriculum with a global perspective and a nationally recognized Education for Character program. Early Childhood Education Symposium, Oct. 15, 8:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. Montessori PreK - K Parent Preview Day, Oct. 25, 8:45 a.m.

Tippi Toes

Multiple locations 513-578-1280 • tippitoesdance.com Our award winning dance classes will be sure to get your children moving and dancing more than ever before.

Yoseikan Anderson Karate School

7762 Beechmont Ave., Ste. A, Cincinnati 513-232-1035 • yoseikananderson.com Family martial arts for fun, fitness and self defense. “Chito-Ryu” Karate is a traditional form focusing on self defense, self discipline, self awareness and self control, while helping to improve flexibility, strength and balance. Students will learn the physical, psychological and philosophical aspects of Chito-Ryu Karate. Come and explore a well rounded martial art.

Xavier University Montessori Lab School

3800 Victory Parkway, Cincinnati 513-745-3402 • xavier.edu/montessori-lab-school Located on the Xavier University campus, the Lab School was established in 1966 to serve as a model of best practice in Montessori education. The school continues to serve in its mission to respectfully educate a diverse community of children by cultivating a love for learning using the philosophy of Dr. Montessori.

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ring your little goblins to the Zoo for trickor-treating, special animal encounters, a beauty shop of horrors, magic, pumpkins and a spook-tacular train ride. Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden, 3400 Vine St.; 12 - 5 p.m., Oct. 8 - 9, 15 - 16, 22 - 23; free with admission ($14 adults, $10 seniors and ages 2 - 12). Call 513-281-4700 or visit cincinnatizoo.org.

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ids can explore being an architect, zoologist and everything in between during Dream Joba-Rama career fair. Meet people representing dozens of careers and check out the vehicles they use on the job. See live animals from farm, zoo and a veterinarian’s office; meet and report the news with WCPO TV’s Deb Silverman and Valerie Miller and check out the WLWT’s new’s van, and star in your own news or weather report. Co-sponsored by Rockwern Academy and Shalom Family, the event takes place at Rockwern Academy, 8401 Montgomery Road; 3 - 5 p.m. E-mail info@myshalomfamily.org or visit myshalomfamily.org.

1 Saturday AS YOU LIKE IT

Please see “Now Playing” on page 43 for details.

BEAUTY AND THE BEAST

Please see “Now Playing” on page 43 for details.

DORA AND SPONGEBOB LUNCH (AR)

Kids and parents are invited to lunch with Dora and Spongebob, then follow it up with fun at the FallO-Ween Festival. Coney Island, 6201 Kellogg Ave.; call for time, Oct. 1 and 2; $14.95; 513-232-8230 or coneyislandpark.com.

FALL BIRD BANDING

Bring the whole family for a morning experience with song birds, bird banding and the role it plays in unraveling the secret lives of birds. Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 4949 Tealtown Road, Milford; 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.; free members, $8 adults, $3 ages 4 - 12; 513-831-1711 or cincynature.org.

FALL-O-WEEN FESTIVAL

Take in the tastes, sights and sounds of the fall season with a Trick or Treat Trail, Farmyard Friends, a Halloween live show, a Fall-O-Ween maze and more, including Coney’s Classic Rides. Coney Island, 6201 Kellogg Ave.; 12 - 6 p.m. Oct. 1 - 2, 8 - 9; $8.50 ages 2 and older; 513-232-8230 or coneyislandpark.com.

FREE FAMILY FIRST SATURDAY

Meet and greet local artists as they share their funky art, join a scavanger hunt and enjoy tunes from the Allegro Ensemble, students of the Peraza Music Workshop. Cincinnati Art Museum, 953 Eden Park Drive; 1 - 4 p.m.; 513-721-ARTS (2787) or cincinnatiartmuseum.org.

GET AWESOME WITH AWESOME MAN (AR)

Hear The Amazing Adventures of Awesome Man, the new picture book by Michael Chabon and create your own superhero mask using a variety of materials. Blue manatee children’s bookstore, 3054 Madison Road; 1 p.m.; free with purchase of book, $5 per child without purchase of book; 513-731-2665 or bluemanateebooks. com.

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FREE GERMAN STORY TIME

Learn simple German vocabulary through stories and songs. Blue manatee children’s bookstore, 3054 Madison Road; 10:30 a.m.; 513-731-2665 or bluemanateebooks. com.

HARVEST MOON FESTIVAL

Enjoy a fun family event with children’s crafts, concessions and s’more roasting. Adults and teens are invited to be volunteers. Swaim Park, corner of Cooper and Zig Zag Roads; 4:30 - 9 p.m.; montgomeryohio.org.

FREE TAKING CARE OF BABY & ME

Enjoy this free expo for parents of babies and toddlers, expectant parents and those thinking about starting a family. See the latest products, meet experts, get complimentary health screenings, win prizes and enjoy children’s entertainment. Dayton Mall, 2700 Miamisburg Centerville Road, Dayton; 12 - 6 p.m. Oct. 1 and Oct. 2; 937-433-0957 or daytonmall.com.

TRI-STATE MULTIPLES SALE

Check out gently used clothing, holiday outfits, shoes, strollers, toys, bedding, high chairs and other items at this semi-annual sale from Tri State Multiples. Princeton Community Middle School, 11157 Chester Road; 8:30 11:30 a.m.; $1, all sales final, cash only; tristatemultiples. com.

WHAT’S BUGGING GREG?

Please see “Now Playing” on page 43 for details.

ZOO GRASS FESTIVAL

Enjoy foot-stompin’ Bluegrass music from bands like Wild Carrot, Rumpke Mountain Boys, Magnolia Mountain, the Rubber Knife Gang and the Comet Bluegrass All Stars, as well as Cecil Jackson & Dry Ridge, and Blue Country. Follow up the tunes with a 1 and 3 p.m. showing of Hamk Peter’s Lumberjack Show! Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden, 3400 Vine St.; 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.; free with admission ($14 adults, $10 seniors and ages 2 - 12); cincinnatizoo.org.

2 Sunday AMULET BOOK PARTY (AR)

Ages 5 and older can celebrate Kazu Kibuishi’s Amulet series by creating their own amulet, and writing a comic book based on its powers. Blue manatee children’s bookstore, 3054 Madison Road; 2 p.m.; $6 per child; 513-731-2665 or bluemanateebooks.com.

COCOA SOCIAL

Join this social gathering for some warm cocoa and an introduction to other families and the Nature Playscape. Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 4949 Tealtown Road, Milford; 1 - 3 p.m.; free members, $8 adults, $3 ages 4 - 12; 513-831-1711 or cincynature.org.

FREE DREAM JOB-A-RAMA: A HANDS-ON CAREER FAIR FOR KIDS (AR)

Please see “Spotlight” this page for details.

HYDE PARK SQUARE ART SHOW

Enjoy 200 artists and their crafts, ranging from ceramics and jewelry to fiber arts and painting in the 45th annual art show. Hyde Park Square, Edwards Road and Erie Avenue; 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.; hydeparksquare.org.

UNNATURAL NATURE HIKE

Hike the trail to spot the hidden items that don’t belong, then decide what natural items they are meant to represent. Sharon Centre, Sharon Woods, 11450 Lebanon Road; 2 p.m.; a valid Hamilton County Park District Motor Vehicle Permit ($3 daily, $10 annual) is required to enter the park; 513-521-PARK (7275) or greatparks.org.

3 Monday FREE DANCE WEEK

The Cincinnati Ballet Otto M. Budig Academy presents a week of free classes for adults and children (offer valid for new students only, please). Cincinnati Ballet Otto M. Budig Academy, 1555 Central Pkwy., downtown, or 11444 Deerfield Road, Blue Ash; call 513-562-1111 for class schedule or visit cballet.org/academy.

FREE FOREST-AIRES BIRTHDAY PARTY

Celebrate the 50th anniversary of this women’s chorus that donates its proceeds to music education. Enjoy refreshments, music, and an exhibit of Forest-Aires photos, costumes and props. Anderson Center, 7850 Five Mile Road; 5 - 8 p.m.; theforestaires.wordpress. com.

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Home school students are invited for tours, hands-on workshops and activities. National Museum of the U.S. Air Force, 1100 Spaatz St., Wright-Patterson AFB; 937255-1283 or nationalmuseum.af.mil.

SPROUTS INSTITUTE

Bring your baby for a research-based literacy development program with books, songs and finger plays. Duke Energy Children’s Museum, Cincinnati Museum Center, Union Terminal, 1301 Western Ave.; 10 a.m.; $5 members, $7 plus admission nonmembers (all museums pass $12.50 adults, $8.50 ages 3 - 12, $4.50 toddler pass); 513-287-7000 or cincymuseum.org.

4 Tuesday GROWNUPS IN NATURE

A play facilitator will offer a one-hour hands-on session on how to enhance your child’s experiences in the nature playscape, featuring today’s theme of mirrors. Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 4949 Tealtown Road, Milford; 10 - 11 a.m. Oct. 4 and 6; free members, $8 adults, $3 ages 4 - 12; 513-831-1711 or cincynature.org.

HOMESCHOOL: A PIONEER EXPERIENCE (AR)

Last day to register. Ages 8 - 12 experience daily life and make decisions as early pioneers in the Ohio Valley did just after the Louisiana Purchase, and learn how lifestyle challenges, religion and traditions helped shape Cincinnati. Bring lunch and dress for the weather. California Woods Nature Preserve, 5400 Kellogg Ave.; 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. Oct. 11; 513-231-8678 or cincinnatiparks.com.

FREE READ FOR THE RECORD

Help set a worldwide record for the most children hearing the same story on the same day — read Llama Llama Red Pajama and create a little llama activity. Blue manatee children’s bookstore, 3054 Madison Road; 10:30 a.m.; 513-731-2665 or bluemanateebooks.com or jstart.org.

7 Friday MANATEA (AR)

Ages 2 - 6 can enjoy stories while nibbling on tasty treats from the decafé menu. Blue manatee children’s bookstore, 3054 Madison Road; 10:30 a.m.; $4 per child; 513-731-2665 or bluemanateebooks.com.

WHEAT RIDGE OLDE THYME HERB FAIR

Bring the whole family to enjoy more than 200 artisans offering metal yard art, herbs and flowers, wood crafters, pottery, quilts and much more. Grindstone Farm, 817 Tater Ridge Road, West Union; 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Oct. 7, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Oct. 8, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Oct. 9; 937-5448252 or wheatridgeherbfestivals.com.

8 Saturday FREE ATTACHMENT PARENT GATHERING (AR)

Meet other families and learn more about attachment parenting in this informal gathering. Cincinnati Family Enrichment Center, 4244 Hamilton Ave.; 4 - 6 p.m.; 513591-2332 or theplaceforfamilies.com.

BOONE COUNTY PARKS’ COMMUNITY GARAGE SALE

Bring little yogi youngsters to learn to stretch and relax while having fun. Blue manatee children’s bookstore, 3054 Madison Road; 10 a.m.; $5 per child; 513-7312665 or bluemanateebooks.com.

Bring your stuff or check out items for sale in this neighborhood garage sale. Please call to register if you are planning on selling items. Boone County Administration Building Parking Lot, 2950 Washington Street, Burlington; 6 a.m. set-up, 8 a.m. sale; 859-3342117 or boonecountyky.org.

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NETWORKING ONLINE AND OFF (AR)

Moms returning back to work will find this seminar from Act Three useful, as they learn to effectively use their network of contacts. Mayerson JCC, 8485 Ridge Road; 9:30 - 10:45 a.m.; $15; admin@actthree.com, 513-3511800 or actthree.com.

6 Thursday BASIC MEDIATION TRAINING (AR)

Learn conflict resolution skills and the basic process of mediation to help deepen all of your relationships, both personal and professional. Beech Acres Parenting Center, 6881 Beechmont Ave.; 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Oct. 6 and 7; $250; 513-231-6630 or beechacres.org/mediation.

GROWNUPS IN NATURE

Please see Oct. 4 for details.

HUNT FOR SASQUATCH (AR)

Last day to register. Join a hike that usees all your senses to discover the secrets (and dispel a few myths) of the forest. Miami Whitewater Forest, 9001 Mt. Hope Road; 1 p.m. on Oct. 9; a valid Hamilton County Park District Motor Vehicle Permit ($3 daily, $10 annual) is required to enter the park; 513-521-PARK (7275) or greatparks.org.

GREAT PUMPKIN HUNT (AR)

Bring the family to search for pumpkins, then decorate the one you find to take home. Rentschler Forest, 5701 Reigart Road, Fairfield; 10 - 11:30 a.m.; $2 plus a valid Butler County Parks motor vehicle permit ($5 daily, $10 annual) is required to enter the park; 513-8675835 or yourmetroparks.net.

HALLZOOWEEN

Please see Calendar opener on page 31 for details.

FIRE AND FOOD

Join other families to cook lunch over an open fire. Please bring your own food, utensils and beverages. Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 4949 Tealtown Road, Milford; 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.; free members, $8 adults, $3 ages 4 - 12; 513-831-1711 or cincynature.org.

KENTON ELEMENTARY PTA FALL FESTIVAL

Bring the whole family for food, fun, games and raffle prizes with thousands of dollars in prizes. Kenton Elementary School, 11246 Madison Pike, Independence; 4 - 8 p.m.; kentonpta@gmail.com or kentonpta. wordpress.com.

MOUNT AIRY FOREST TURNS 100

Help celebrate Mount Airy’s milestone birthday with a Family Amazing Race, a living history encampment with pioneer reenactors, a show mobile of heritage music and stories, games, crafts and activities. Mt. Airy Forest, 5083 Colerain Ave.; 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.; $25 per family for the Amazing Race; 513-321-6070 or cincinnatiparks. com.

OF MYTHS AND RINGS

Enjoy music from two epics regarding rings and the spells they cast as the Kentucky Symphony Orchestra presents music from Richard Wagner’s Ring of the Nibelungs and Howard Shore’s Lord of the Rings . Florence Baptist Church, 642 Mt. Zion Road, Florence; 8 p.m.; $18 - $28; 859-431-6216 or kyso.org.

FREE SPANISH STORY TIME

Local author Dee Garretson discusses and signs her latest book featuring three child actors filming on location in the mountains where things can go very wrong. Blue manatee children’s bookstore, 3054 Madison Road; 3 p.m.; 513-731-2665 or bluemanateebooks.com.

Learn simple Spanish vocabulary through stories and songs. Blue manatee children’s bookstore, 3054 Madison Road; 10:30 a.m.; 513-731-2665 or bluemanateebooks. com.

DREAM MAKERS CELEBRATION

The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) NKY hosts a fundraising walk during Mental Health Awareness Week. Walk as a family or join a team and follow up your walk with the NAMI NKY family picnic. Pioneer Park, 3951 Madison Pike, Covington; 10:30 a.m. registration, 11 a.m. walk, 12 - 1 p.m. family picnic; $35; 859-261-4080 or naminky.org.

EXPLORERS’ UNIVERSITY

Learn about the benefits of wearing your baby in a sling or carrier, and find out what type is best for you and your little one. Cincinnati Family Enrichment Center, 4244 Hamilton Ave.; 11:15 a.m.; 513-591-2332 or theplaceforfamilies.com.

The Cincinnati Youth Collaborative hosts a fundraiser to support their programs serving area youth in Cincinnati Public Schools, and to honor outstanding students and educational leaders involved in CYC’s mentoring and college access programs. National Underground Railroad Freedom Center, 50 East Freedom Way; 7 p.m.; $135; 513-475-4125 or cycyouth.org. Ages 9 - 15 are invited to take a look at the living things that are all around us but too small to see. Museum of Natural History and Science, Cincinnati Museum Center, Union Terminal, 1301 Western Ave.; 2 p.m.; $5 members, $7 plus admission nonmembers (all museums pass $12.50 adults, $8.50 ages 3 - 12, $4.50 toddler pass); 513-287-7000 or cincymuseum.org.

FREE FALL FESTIVAL

Enjoy mule-powered wagon rides through the park, a pumpkin patch, live music, children’s crafts, a campfire, and even a trolley ride to Augusta, KY, for the Turning of the Leaves Festival. Chilo Lock 34 Park, 521 County Park Road, Chilo; 2 - 6 p.m.; 513-876-9013 or parks. clermontcountyohio.gov.

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FREE TUMMY TO TUMMY (AR)

USED CLOTHING SALE

The West Chester Mothers of Twins and More Club will host a used clothing and equipment sale, including clothes, shoes, toys, kids’ electronics, Halloween and holiday wear, coats, books, maternity clothes and more. Lakota East High School, 6840 Lakota Lane, Liberty Twp.; 8 a.m. - 12 p.m.; $1 admission; wcmultiples.org.

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ollow Dorothy along the yellow brick road in the beloved musical classic that leads to new friends, heartfelt lessons on courage and a whole lot of fun, all from the Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati. Taft Theatre, 317 East Fifth St.; 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 14, 2 p.m. on Oct. 15 and 16, 2 and 5 p.m. on Oct. 22; $7 $20. Call 800-745-3000 or visit thechildrenstheatre.com.

9 Sunday ADVENTURES AROUND CINCINNATI

Meet local moms Laura Hoevener and Terri Weeks as they discuss their book that will inspire you to create traditions and memories while you discover kid-friendly locations in and around Cincinnati. Blue manatee children’s bookstore, 3054 Madison Road; 3 p.m.; 513731-2665 or bluemanateebooks.com.

ART OFF PIKE

Check out this arts festival loaded with artist booths featuring a range of media. Between Pike and Seventh Streets, Covington; 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.; artoffpike.org.

HUNT FOR SASQUATCH (AR)

Please see Oct. 6 for details.

JUNIOR LEAGUE JOG

Join the Junior League of Cincinnati and former Olympic runner Julie Isphording for a 5K run/walk, a kids’ fun run, and a Be Healthy, Be Active family festival co-hosted by the JLC’s signature project Kids in the Kitchen. Festivities include face painting, nutritional games, cooking and exercise demonstrations and lots of healthy freebies. Hyde Park Elementary School, 3401 Edwards Road; 2 p.m.; $30 adults, $10 children ($35 and $15 on race day); jlcincinnati.org.

KIDS IN THE KITCHEN (AR)

Ages 7 - 12 are invited for creative cooking classes with a Jewish twist. Today, kids focus on fall soups in honor of Sukkot. Chabad Jewish Center, 3977 Hunt Road; 12:30 - 2 p.m.; $85 for series for members, $15 per class for nonmembers, $5 for pizza lunch; 513-793-5200 or chabadba.com.

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FREE SENSORY SUNDAY: STORIES, SONGS AND FUN FOR YOU AND YOUR LITTLE ONE (AR)

Join Miss Meliss for a private, interactive playgroup that keeps babies and parents engaged and entertained, complete with a snack. Plus, two families will each win a $50 Target gift card at each event. Sensory Sunday is a partnership between Shalom Family, an initiative of The Mayerson Foundation. Open to families in the Jewish community with children 2 years and younger in which at least one parent is Jewish. Gymboree, 6209 Snider Road, Mason; 2 - 3 p.m. Oct. 9 and 23; myshalomfamily.org.

FREE SUPER SUNDAY

Bring the whole gang for a day of arts and culture - today, explore the life of John Lennon and learn about the Day of the Dead from Northern Kentucky University’s Office of Latino Student Affairs. Behringer-Crawford Museum, 1600 Montague Road, Devou Park, Covington; 1 - 5 p.m.; 859-491-4003 or bcmuseum.org.

10 Monday FREE MOMTOPIA MONDAY

It’s a “spooky” time for moms and kids with Mr. Cowpie and his party animals, who join the crowd for moo-sical fun. Dress your little ones in their Halloween costume and get a free photo while you’re there. Center Court, Dayton Mall, 2700 Miamisburg Centerville Road, Dayton; 10 a.m.; 937-433-9834 or daytonmall.com.

NOT SO SPOOKY KIDS DAY

Learn about animals that have a “spooky” reputation, but maybe aren’t so bad after all. Ellenwood Nature Barn, Farbach-Werner Nature Preserve, 3455 Poole Road; 10 a.m. and 1 p.m.; a valid Hamilton County Park District Motor Vehicle Permit ($3 daily, $10 annual) is required to enter the park; 513-521-PARK (7275) or greatparks.org.

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SPROUTS INSTITUTE

Bring your little ones ages 2 - 5 for a Musikgarten program with Miss Meghan that uses movement, instruments and imagination to explore music. Duke Energy Children’s Museum, Cincinnati Museum Center, Union Terminal, 1301 Western Ave.; 10 a.m.; $5 members, $7 plus admission nonmembers (all museums pass $12.50 adults, $8.50 ages 3 - 12, $4.50 toddler pass); 513-2877000 or cincymuseum.org.

11 Tuesday FULL MOON WALK (AR)

Ages 8 and older can take a moonlit walk followed by some natural history readings. Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 4949 Tealtown Road, Milford; 7:30 p.m.; $5 members, $8 nonmembers; 513-831-1711 or cincynature.org.

MORE SIGNING, LESS WHINING (AR)

Bring your little ones for stories about fall colors, crafts and hikes with Naturalist Laura and Angie the Librarian. Sycamore Park, 4082 State Route 132, Batavia; 1:30 p.m.; 513-876-9013 or parks. clermontcountyohio.gov.

SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE?

Learn about current national research focused on successful readers, and how to better follow your own child’s reading development and learning. Langsford Learning Acceleration Center, 9402 Towne Square Ave.; 10:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. Oct. 12 6:30 - 8 p.m. Oct. 26; 513531-7400 or weteachreading.com.

Enjoy an evening of hip hop, contemporary, ballroom, Broadway dance and more featuring the finalists from the hit television show - Caitlynn, Clarice, Jess, Jordan, Marko, Melanie, Mitchell, Ricky, Sasha and Tadd. U.S. Bank Arena, 100 Broadway; 7 p.m.; $38.50 - $58.50; usbankarena.com.

12 Wednesday ASTRONOMY CLUB (AR)

HOMESCHOOL: A PIONEER EXPERIENCE (AR)

Ages 3 - 5 and a grown-up are invited to make some Fall Confetti today while enjoying a seasonal story. Timberhill Youth Reservable Area, 3976 HamiltonMiddletown Road, Hamilton; 10:30 a.m. or 1 p.m.; $2 plus a valid motor vehicle permit is required to enter the park ($5 daily, $10 annual); 513-867-5835 or yourmetroparks.net.

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FREE WHAT PARENTS SHOULD KNOW ABOUT READING AND COMPREHENSION (AR)

13 Thursday AUTUMN COLOR BOAT RIDE (AR)

GROWNUPS IN NATURE

Join a play facilitator for a one-hour workshop on how to make the most of your child’s experiences in the nature playscape. Today’s theme will focus on Color Wheels. Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 4949 Tealtown Road, Milford; 10 - 11 a.m.; Oct. 11, 13 and 15; free members, $8 adults, $3 ages 4 - 12; 513-831-1711 or cincynature.org.

FREE PRESCHOOL STORY TIME

Learn to “talk” to your hearing baby or toddler with American Sign Language and enjoy the benefits of preverbal communication, earlier speech development, and a lot less frustration. Bethesda North Hospital, 10500 Montgomery Road; 6:45 p.m.; $45 (includes pictorial dictionary and DVD); 513-475-4500 or trihealth. com.

Last day to register. Enjoy the sights of fall from aboard the Winton Queen and hear some colorful tales about why the fall leaves change their hue. Winton Woods, 10245 Winton Road; 6 p.m. on Oct. 16; $4 adults, $3 seniors and children, plus a valid Hamilton County Park District Motor Vehicle Permit ($3 daily, $10 annual) is required to enter the park; 513-521-PARK (7275) or greatparks.org.

Ages 12 and older are invited to bring their telescopes for a look at the night sky and learn more about the Members Astronomy Club. Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 4949 Tealtown Road, Milford; 7 p.m.; free members, $8 adults, $3 ages 4 - 12; 513-831-1711 or cincynature.org.

DISCOVERY KIDS (AR)

FREE BRAIN BALANCE SEMINAR FOR PARENTS (AR)

Learn about the Brain Balance approach to working with kids affected by ADD, Autism or other neurobehavioral disorders. Parents will have the opportunity to hear about the program and speak to parents of students currently enrolled. Brain Balance Achievement Center, 12084 Montgomery Road; 7 p.m. Oct. 13 and 19; 513257-0705 or brainbalancecenters.com. (please turn the page)

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ring the family for a weekend full of live music, games, crafts, food tastings and more in this festival that celebrates the Midwest’s walnut harvest. Ellenwood Nature Barn, FarbachWerner Nature Preserve, 3455 Poole Road; 12 – 4 p.m. Oct. 15 and 16; a valid Hamilton County Park District Motor Vehicle Permit ($3 daily, $10 annual) is required to enter the park. Call 513-521-PARK (7275) or visit greatparks.org.

DISCOVERY KIDS (AR)

Ages 3 - 5 and a grown-up are invited to make some Fall Confetti today while enjoying a seasonal story. Voice of America Park, 7850 VOA Park Drive, West Chester; 10:30 a.m. or 1 p.m.; $2 plus a valid motor vehicle permit is required to enter the park (see site for details); 513-867-5835 or yourmetroparks.net.

GROWNUPS IN NATURE

Please see Oct. 11 for details.

MEDITAINMENT

Relax under the stars in this planetarium show designed to help you let go of your worries for a while. Drake Planetarium, 2020 Sherman Ave.; 7 p.m.; $7 in advance, $8 at the door; 513-396-5578 or drakeplanetarium.org.

PARENT WORKSHOP: SUPPORTING YOUR CHILD’S COGNITIVE DEVELOPMENT (AR)

Join Kathleen Duval as she discusses her work on brain and emotional development in young children, then meet CNC’s Preschool Director and learn about the new nature preschool and how to register your children. Child care available. Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 4949 Tealtown Road, Milford; 12:15 p.m.; free members, $8 adults, $3 ages 4 - 12; 513-831-1711 or cincynature.org.

14 Friday ADVENTURE INTO PUMPKINS (AR)

Last day to register. Ages 3 - 5 will learn all about pumpkins and the fall season through a craft and hike. Sharon Woods, 11450 Lebanon Road; 10 a.m. on Oct. 18; $4 plus a valid Hamilton County Park District Motor Vehicle Permit ($3 daily, $10 annual) is required to enter the park; 513-521-PARK (7275) or greatparks.org.

CULTURE KIDS (AR)

Ages 2 - 5 and their parents are invited for stories, snacks, tours of the CAM and hands-on art activities. Cincinnati Art Museum, 953 Eden Park Drive; 10 a.m. or 2 p.m.; $10 per pair member, $20 per pair nonmember ($3 and $6 for each additional person); 513-721-ARTS (2787) or cincinnatiartmuseum.org.

FALL FESTIVAL

Enjoy carnival style games, raffle baskets, crafts, food, and entertainment. Monroe Elementary School, 2117 Laurel Lindale Road, New Richmond; 5 - 9 p.m.; 513-553-3183.

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HAUNTED HALLOWEEN TRAIL

Older kids won’t want to miss this spooky torch-lit trail through the park where ghosts, goblins, witches and other Halloween characters are waiting to show their best scary side. Middleton Mills Park, 3415 Mills Road, Covington; 7 - 11 p.m.; $1 per person, donations welcome; 859-525-PLAY (7529) or kentoncounty.org.

HAUNTED VILLAGE

All ages can enjoy weekends at the Haunted Village, including trick-or-treat times, Mad Scientists concoctions, free wagon rides, concessions and more. Heritage Village Museum, Sharon Woods Park, 11450 Lebanon Road; 6 - 10 p.m. on Oct. 14, 15, 21, 22, 28 and 29; $8 plus a valid Hamilton County Park District Motor Vehicle Permit ($3 daily, $10 annual) is required to enter the park; 513-563-9484 or heritagevillagecincinnati.org.

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15 Saturday ART IN THE MAKING (AR)

Ages 6 - 12 and their parents collaborate with a local artist to explore the CAM and create their own unique puppet sculptures. Cincinnati Art Museum, 953 Eden Park Drive; 2 - 4 p.m.; $10 per pair members, $20 per pair nonmembers ($3 and $6 for each additional person); 513-721-ARTS (2787) or cincinnatiartmuseum. org.

BLACK WALNUT WEEKEND

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BRIGHT IDEAS

Ages 5 - 10 can learn to make brooms by hand, as the people of Appalachian, Celtic and African descent did. Duke Energy Children’s Museum, Cincinnati Museum Center, Union Terminal, 1301 Western Ave.; 2:30 p.m.; $5 members, $7 plus admission nonmembers (all museums pass $12.50 adults, $8.50 ages 3 - 12, $4.50 toddler pass); 513-287-7000 or cincymuseum.org.

CINCINNATI WALKS FOR KIDS

Help support Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center care for sick and injured children with a fundraising walk full of activities, music, classic Coney Island rides and refreshments. No fee to register, but walkers are asked to raise a minimum of $25 in donations. Coney Island, 6201 Kellogg Ave.; 8 a.m. check in and kids carnival, 10 a.m. walk; cincinnatichildrens.org.

FREE FAMILY DAY

Celebrate Halloween by learning fun aerospace principles through Halloween-themed activities, as well as stories and aerospace demonstrations. National Museum of the U.S. Air Force, 1100 Spaatz St., WrightPatterson AFB; 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.; 937-255-1283 or nationalmuseum.af.mil.

GREAT PUMPKIN RACES

Bring the whole family for an afternoon of pumpkin hilarity — pumpkins in varying weight classes will race down the hill with prizes for the fastest of the patch. Bring your own un-carved pumpkin (paint is OK), and enjoy a show-and-tell with Kate Hammer from the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden. Middleton Mills Park, 3415 Mills Road, Covington; 12 p.m., races begin at 1 p.m.; donations are appreciated; 859-525-PLAY (7529) or kentoncounty.org.

GROWNUPS IN NATURE

Please see Oct. 11 for details.

FREE KIDS SING BROADWAY

Local voice students ages 6 - 17 sing popular Broadway songs, including tunes from The Wizard of Oz and Wicked. Blue manatee children’s bookstore, 3054 Madison Road; 10:30 a.m.; 513-731-2665 or bluemanateebooks.com.

MINGES PUMPKIN FESTIVAL

Enjoy live entertainment, children’s games, arts and crafts, and some yummy pie eating. Minges Pumpkin Festival, 10109 New Haven Road, Harrison; 10 a.m. - 7 p.m. Oct. 15, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Oct. 16; $5 per person, free ages 12 and younger; 513-367-0931 or mingespumpkinfest.com.

MUSHROOM TREK

Learn which fungi can cure, and which can kill in this survey of an often overlooked biological kingdom. This walk is partially off-trail, making it best for adults and older children. Stanbery Park, 221 Oxford Ave.; 2 - 4 p.m.; 513-231-8679 or cincinnatiparks.com.

FREE NIGHT WITH THE PLANETS

Budding astronomers are invited to explore the night sky with the Cincinnati Observatory, who talks about the planets and stars and let you look through their telescopes. England-Idlewild Park, Ball Field #4, 5550 Idlewild Road, Burlington; 7:45 - 11 p.m.; 859-334-2283 or boonecountyky.org.

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SPOTLIGHT: RUNNING SCARED Saturday, Oct. 15

Sign up to compete or just come to observe this day of competition in Western and English Flat classes, Western Speed events, Hunter Jumper classes of various abilities and Field Hunter classes. Winton Woods Riding Center, 10073 Daly Road; 8 a.m.; $8 per class, free to observers, a valid Hamilton County Park District Motor Vehicle Permit ($3 daily, $10 annual) is required to enter the park; 513-931-3057 or greatparks. org.

FREE THIRD SUNDAY FUNDAY

Italy is more than just spaghetti — drop by for a family guide to explore the Italian landscape in the exhibition George Inness in Italy, or turn recycled materials into a funny puppet and try it out in a mini-puppet theater. At 2 and 3 p.m., Frisch Marionettes presents a Variety Show, featuring hand puppets, songs, dances and comedy routines. Taft Museum of Art, 316 Pike St.; 1 - 4 p.m.; 513-684-4515 or taftmuseum.org.

THE WIZARD OF OZ

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ut on your Halloween costumes and get ready for a 5K run complete with spooky surprises, a jaunt through a decorated cemetery and a harrowing after-party in the Haffed Field House. Come early for the Clever Crazes for Kids Fun Run, followed by snacks, games, prizes and the Magic of Tom Bemme. Race begins on West Street, near the Reading Stadium; 6 p.m., 1 p.m. for kids’ fun run; $20 race registration ($25 late registration), $10 t-shirts, $20 party only tickets. $5 per child for kids’ fun run. Visit runningscared5k.org.

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The popular parenting series from Beech Acres continues with a presentation from Scott Osterfeld on Dealing With Peer Pressure: Helping your child make good decisions in tough times. Beech Acres Parenting Center, 6881 Beechmont Ave.; 6:30 p.m.; $35; 513-2316630 or beechacres.org/classes.

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RUNNING SCARED

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STEP OUT: WALK TO STOP DIABETES

Bring your whole family for this 1.5 or 3-mile walk to support research aimed at helping those living with diabetes. Form a team, or just stroll with friends and family in a walk that begins and ends at Great American Ballpark, followed by a post-walk celebration including live entertainment, a health and wellness fair, refreshments and more. Great American Ballpark, 100 Joe Nuxhall Way; 9 a.m. registration, 9:40 a.m. Step Out program, 10 a.m. walk; main.diabetes.org/ stepoutcincinnati.

TRUNK OR TREAT

Put on your Halloween finest and do some trunk-or-treating with antique, classic and custom cars, followed by food and music. Beech Acres Park, 6910 Salem Road; 2:30 - 6 p.m. car show, 4:30 - 6 p.m. trunk-or-treating; $2 per child; 513-388-4513 or andersonparks.com.

THE WIZARD OF OZ

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THE WIZARD OF OZ FAMILY GALA

Join a family gathering benefitting The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati, including a private performance followed by dinner, games, dancing and fun for everyone. Taft Theatre Exhibit Hall, 317 East Fifth St.; 5 p.m.; $100 adults, $50 children; 513-569-8080, ext. 10 or thechildrenstheatre.com.

16 Sunday AUTUMN COLOR BOAT RIDE (AR) Please see Oct. 13 for details.

BLACK WALNUT WEEKEND

Please see “Spotlight” on page 36 for details.

DEVOU PARK FALL FESTIVAL

Enjoy food, arts and crafts and more at this fall festival in the Drees Pavilion and Overlook; Devou Park, 790 Park Lane, Covington; 12 - 5 p.m.; 859-292-2151 or covingtonky.com.

HANDS ON NATURE

Little ones are invited to learn about creatures in nature during this playtime in the CNC Nature Playscape. Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 4949 Tealtown Road, Milford; 1 - 3 p.m. Oct. 16 and 10 a.m. 12 p.m. Oct. 29; free members, $8 adults, $3 ages 4 - 12; 513-831-1711 or cincynature.org.

FREE HARRY POTTER TRIVIA

Ages 10 and older can test their Harry Potter knowledge with questions from Miss Andrea that will stump even the smartest of Ravenclaws. Prizes will be awarded! Blue manatee children’s bookstore, 3054 Madison Road; 10:30 a.m.; 513-731-2665 or bluemanateebooks.com.

J5K RUN AND WALK

Race through the rolling hills of Amberley Village in this chip-timed event, followed by an awards presentation. Mayerson JCC, 8485 Ridge Road; 6 a.m. packet pick-up, 8 a.m. race, 9:30 a.m. awards; $25 in advance, $35 race day; 513-761-7500 or runningtime.net or jointhej.org.

Bring your little one to join others for a musical adventure all about animals. Kindermusik, by Cathy Seibert, 6131 Campus Lane; 10 a.m.; $15; 513-2313973 or kindermusikbycs.kindermusik.net.

SPROUTS INSTITUTE

Little yogis ages 3 - 6 learn poses to increase balance, flexibility, coordination, strength and calming through stories, songs and games. Duke Energy Children’s Museum, Cincinnati Museum Center, Union Terminal, 1301 Western Ave.; 10 a.m.; $5 members, $7 plus admission nonmembers (all museums pass $12.50 adults, $8.50 ages 3 - 12, $4.50 toddler pass); 513-2877000 or cincymuseum.org.

18 Tuesday ADVENTURE INTO PUMPKINS (AR) Please see Oct. 14 for details.

GROWNUPS IN NATURE

Join a play facilitator who will help you make the most of your child’s experience in the nature playscape. Today’s theme is all about string. Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 4949 Tealtown Road, Milford; 10 - 11 a.m. Oct. 18 and 20; free members, $8 adults, $3 ages 4 - 12; 513-831-1711 or cincynature.org.

OWL-O-WEEN

Learn fun facts about owls of the area and hear owl stories — you may even meet a feathered fellow up close! Highfield Discovery Garden, Glenwood Gardens, 10397 Springfield Pike; 10:45 a.m., 1 and 4 p.m. Oct. 18 - 22, 1 and 4 p.m. Oct. 23; $7 adults, $5 ages 2 - 12, plus a valid Hamilton County Park District Motor Vehicle Permit ($3 daily, $10 annual) is required to enter the park; 513-521-PARK (7275) or greatparks.org. (please turn the page)

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Last day to register. Ages 3 - 5 will learn all about pumpkins through crafts and pumpkin activities. Woodland Mound, 8250 Old Kellogg Road; 10 a.m. on Oct. 21; $4 plus a valid Hamilton County Park District Motor Vehicle Permit ($3 daily, $10 annual) is required to enter the park; 513-521-PARK (7275) or greatparks.org.

TOT TUESDAY

Bring your preschooler for stories, games, songs and take-home crafts. Stick around to explore the museum and visit the play tables and train displays. Behringer-Crawford Museum, 1600 Montague Road, Devou Park, Covington; 10:30 a.m.; $1 plus admission ($7 adults, $6 seniors, $4 ages 3 - 17); 859-491-4003 or bcmuseum.org.

SPOTLIGHT: FREE TALES OF FLIGHT Saturday, Oct. 22

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eet local and national authors and children’s authors in the festival devoted to books and the people who love them! Listen to autho rs discuss their works in panel conversations, purchase books for signing, and bring the kids for special activities and fun designed just for them! Author Alyssa Capucilli will be reading one of her Biscuit books. Duke Energy Convention Center, 525 Elm St.; 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Visit booksbythebanks.org.

19 Wednesday FREE ADOPTION ORIENTATION (AR)

Learn more about the adoption process, whether you are just starting to consider adoption or are ready to begin the adoption journey. Adoption Connection (in the Mayerson JCC building), 8487 Ridge Road; 6:30 p.m.; 513-489-1616 or http://asc3.com/index.php.

FREE BRAIN BALANCE SEMINAR FOR PARENTS (AR)

Please see Oct. 13 for details.

PUMPKIN JAMBOREE (AR)

FREE OPEN HOUSE

Xavier University Montessori Lab School will host an open house for parents interested in learning more about the Montessori philosophy for ages 3 - 6 and 6 - 9. Xavier University Montessori Lab School, 3800 Victory Pkwy.; 9:30 - 11:30 a.m.; 513-745-3402 or xavier.edu/ montessori.

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GROWNUPS IN NATURE

Please see Oct. 18 for details.

FREE MAKE ME A SONG: THE MUSIC OF WILLIAM FINN (AR)

Please see “Now Playing” on page 43 for details.

FREE SIMCHAT TORAH CELEBRATION (AR)

FREE BRAIN STRAIN: MIXED MESSAGES IN CHILDHOOD DEVELOPMENT (AR)

Families are invited for a children’s celebration including a kids’s menu buffet, Israeli Dancing with Idit Moss, and a take-home stuffed Torah. The children’s celebration will be followed by one just for grown-ups with sushi, martinis and dancing. Chabad Jewish Center, 3977 Hunt Road; 5:30 p.m. children, 7:30 p.m. adults; 513793-5200 or chabadba.com.

DISNEY ON ICE

The Greater Cincinnati Storytelling Guild conjures up some ghoulish Halloween tales. Bring hot dogs and roasting sticks to cook on the campfire from 6:30 - 7:15 p.m. Farbach-Werner Nature Preserve, 3455 Poole Road; 7:30 p.m.; a valid Hamilton County Park District Motor Vehicle Permit ($3 daily, $10 annual) is required to enter the park; 513-521-PARK (7275) or greatparks.org.

Join an informational presentation for parents whose children have been diagnosed with ADHD, Sensory Processing Disorder or Autism, and learn about natural, drug-free treatment options to help children reach their full learning potential. Apex Chiropractic and Wellness Center, 8624 Winton Road, Ste. B; 6 p.m.; 513-9314300 or apexchirocenter.com. Mickey and Minnie take a magical journey in this iceskating extravaganza that will introduce audiences to the worlds of The Little Mermaid, The Lion King, Peter Pan and Lilo & Stitch. Nutter Center, Wright State University, 3640 Colonel Glenn Hwy., Dayton; Oct. 20 - 23; U.S. Bank Arena, 100 Broadway; Oct. 27 - 30; $12 - $56; 800-745-3000 or usbankarena.com.

FALL SKY SHOW

Celebrate Halloween and look to the night sky for a family-friendly journey to the stars.  Drake Planetarium, 2020 Sherman Ave.; 7 p.m.; $7 in advance, $8 at the door; 513-396-5578 or drakeplanetarium.org.

GLASS ART STORY TIME (AR)

Blue manatee children’s bookstore and Brazee Street Studios teamed up for this story time that includes a fused art glass activity. Brazee Street Studios, 4426 Brazee St., Oakley; 10 a.m.; $18 per student; 513-3210206 or brazeestreetstudios.com.

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21 Friday FREE HALLOWEEN NIGHT HIKE

Hit the trail for an evening hike to learn the truth about some misunderstood animals. Costumes are welcome! Sycamore Park, 4082 State Route 132, Batavia; 7:30 p.m.; 513-876-9013 or parks. clermontcountyohio.gov.

MAGIC FOREST HALLOWEEN HIKE (AR)

A non-scary, pumpkin-lit trail for tots 3 - 8 and costumed characters like a chatty bat, Mother Nature and a glamorous owl. Each child receives a Frisch’s coupon for a free child’s meal. Caldwell Nature Center, 430 North Bend Road; hikes last an hour and begin at 7 p.m., leaving every 15 minutes until 8:30 p.m., Oct. 21 and 22; $5; 513-321-6070 or cincinnatiparks.com.

Please see Oct. 18 for details.

SPANISH PLAYDATE FOR PRESCHOOLERS (AR)

Ages 3 - 6 can join Ana Gallegos-Yavorsky for a fun Spanish playdate that includes a lesson in Spanish, coloring, playing and songs. Blue manatee children’s bookstore, 3054 Madison Road; 10:30 a.m.; $5 per child; 513-731-2665 or bluemanateebooks.com.

SPOOKY STORIES

Madcap Puppets presents “spooky” tales this evening, just right for families. Westwood Town Hall, 3017 Harrison Ave.; 6:30 - 8 p.m.; $3; 513-662-9109 or madcappuppets.com.

22 Saturday ARTRAGEOUS SATURDAY SERIES

Please see “Spotlight” on page 42 for details.

FREE BOOKS BY THE BANKS

Please see “Spotlight” this page for details.

BRASSTACULAR!

Linton Music’s Peanut Butter and Jam session will introduce the bold and brassy blare of instruments from the brass family with the Carillon Brass Quintet. Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 7701 Kenwood Road; 10 and 11:30 a.m.; $5, free ages younger than 2; 513-3816868 or lintonmusic.org.

COVEDALE CHILDREN’S SERIES

Join Madcap Puppet Theatre for a presentation of Tales of Flight with the Brothers Wright, as part of the Covedale Center’s Saturday Morning Children’s Series. Covedale Center for the Performing Arts, 4990 Glenway Ave.; 11 a.m.; $5; 513-241-6550 or cincinnatilandmarkproductions.com.

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Award-winning country music star Darius Rucker hits the stage with special guests Rodney Atkins and Frankie Ballard. U.S. Bank Arena, 100 Broadway; 7:30 p.m.; $28 - $48; 800-745-3000 or usbankarena.com.

EASTERN HILLS MOTHER OF TWINS CLUB SALE

Check out this fall and winter sale for kids’ clothing and equipment, and enjoy a half price sale beginning at 11 a.m., all from the Eastern Hills Mother of Twins Club. Nagel Middle School, 1500 Nagel Road; 8 a.m. - 12 p.m.; $1 admission, cash only, all sales final; ehmotc. com.

FREE FRENCH STORY TIME

Learn simple French vocabulary through stories and songs. Blue manatee children’s bookstore, 3054 Madison Road; 10:30 a.m.; 513-731-2665 or bluemanateebooks. com.

FREE HALLOWEEN WALK IN THE WOODS

Meet in the Nature Park for trick-or-treating with Mother Goose’s friends, treats, a Halloween magic show and crafts. Perfect for ages 10 and younger. Blue Ash Nature Park, Cooper Road; 12 - 3 p.m.; blueash.com.

INTRO TO LETTERBOXING

Check out this family-friendly hobby that combines art and adventure — learn the history of letterboxing and where to find clues, then take an adventure of your own. Seasongood Nature Center, Woodland Mound, 8250 Old Kellogg Road; 2 p.m.; a valid Hamilton County Park District Motor Vehicle Permit ($3 daily, $10 annual) is required to enter the park; 513-521-PARK (7275) or greatparks.org.

MAGIC FOREST HALLOWEEN HIKE (AR)

Please see Oct. 21 for details.

NATURE PRESCHOOL OPEN HOUSE

CNC’s new licensed preschool opened in September and they are inviting you and your preschooler to meet Director Tisha Luthy and learn more about how the program works and supports children and nature. Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 4949 Tealtown Road, Milford; 3:30 - 6:30 p.m.; free members, $8 adults, $3 ages 4 - 12; 513-831-1711 or cincynature.org.

PUMPKIN WALK

Bring your little trick-or-treaters for some daytime Halloween fun. Adults and teens are invited to dress in costume to assist with concessions or to distribute candy. Pioneer Park, 10505 Deerfield Road; 2:15 - 5:30 p.m. for volunteers, 3 - 5 p.m. for event; montgomeryohio.org.

FREE TALES OF FLIGHT (AR)

Madcap Puppets performs their popular show, Tales of Flight with the Brothers Wright, preceded by puppetbuilding workshops. Anderson Township Center, 7850 Five Mile Road; 3 and 5 p.m. for puppet workshop, 4 and 6 p.m. for performance. Call 513-688-8400 or visit madcappuppets.com..

FREE WORKING WITHOUT WEANING (AR)

Get advice on returning to work while still feeding your baby breast milk in this helpful workshop. Cincinnati Family Enrichment Center, 4244 Hamilton Ave.; 11:15 a.m.; 513-591-2332 or theplaceforfamilies.com.

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Please see “Now Playing” on page 43 for details.

23 Sunday FREE DOG PAW-RADE

The Village is going to the dogs - bring your four-legged buddy in his Halloween finest for a parade along the promenade. Mainstrasse Village, 6th Street Promenade; 12 p.m., parade begins at 2 p.m.; mainstrasse.org.

FREE SENSORY SUNDAY: STORIES, SONGS AND FUN FOR YOU AND YOUR LITTLE ONE (AR) Please see Oct. 9 for details.

USS NIGHTMARE MATINEE

While the USS Nightmare provides plenty of frights, families can bring ages 4 - 14 for a matinee version with the lights on and fewer scares with friendly actors. USS Nightmare, 101 Riverboat Row, Newport; 4 - 6 p.m.; $6 per ticket; 859-740-2293 or ussnightmare.com.

FREE WHAT’S BUGGING GREG?

Playhouse in the Park presents this world premiere about fifth-grader Greg Samsa, who wakes up one morning to find out that he has been turned into a giant cockroach. What is he going to tell his friends? Best for grades 3 - 6 and their families. Mayerson JCC, 8485 Ridge Road; 1 p.m.; 513-761-7500 or ccummings@ mayersonjcc.org or jointhej.org.

THE WIZARD OF OZ

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SPOTLIGHT: ARTRAGEOUS SATURDAY SERIES Saturday, Oct. 22

WITCH’S BREW

Join the naturalist to learn the truth behind toads, spiders, bats and other animals found in a witch’s cabinet. Seasongood Nature Center, Woodland Mound, 8250 Old Kellogg Road; 2 p.m.; a valid Hamilton County Park District Motor Vehicle Permit ($3 daily, $10 annual) is required to enter the park; 513-521PARK (7275) or greatparks.org.

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ring your little ones for a morning or afternoon visit with children’s entertainer Red Grammer (pictured), who will delight audiences with playful music in this first presentation from the UC Blue Ash College’s ARTrageous Saturday series. Muntz Theatre, UC Blue Ash, 9555 Plainfield Road; 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.; $5. Call 513-745-5705 or visit rwc.uc.edu/ performingarts.

24 Monday HAPPIEST BABY ON THE BLOCK (AR)

Learn how to turn on your newborn’s calming reflex - a sort of “off-switch” for crying - in this two-hour workshop that will help both you and your baby get a better night’s sleep. Bethesda North Hospital, 10500 Montgomery Road; 6:45 p.m.; $50 (includes Parent Kit and DVD); 513-475-4500 or trihealth.com.

SOCIAL DANCE FOR TEENS AND YOUNG ADULTS WITH AUTISM (AR)

Teens and young adults with autism learn various forms of social dancing, with opportunities to socialize with their peers in this outing from Rising Star Studios. New Perceptions, 1 Sperti Drive, Edgewood; 5 - 6:30 p.m.; $10 per family; 859-3449322, ext. 15 or info@risingstarstudios.org or risingstarstudios.org.

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FREE WEE WEDNESDAY

Ages 2 - 5 can get to know the creepy creatures of the season through interactive storytelling. Cincinnati Art Museum, 953 Eden Park Drive; 10 a.m.; 513-721-ARTS (2787) or cincinnatiartmuseum.org.

FREE WHAT PARENTS SHOULD KNOW ABOUT READING AND COMPREHENSION (AR) Please see Oct. 12 for details.

27 Thursday FREE ADOPTION WEBINAR

Parents interested in learning more about international adoption are invited to join a free webinar from Families Thru International Adoption. 7 p.m. CST; adopt@ftia.org or ftia. org.

GROWNUPS IN NATURE

Please see Oct. 25 for details.

Discover the magic of music with your little ones and a registered Music Together teacher - sing, dance, chant and play instruments! Duke Energy Children’s Museum, Cincinnati Museum Center, Union Terminal, 1301 Western Ave.; 10 a.m.; $5 members, $7 plus admission nonmembers (all museums pass $12.50 adults, $8.50 ages 3 - 12, $4.50 toddler pass); 513-2877000 or cincymuseum.org.

Enjoy a trail with over 1,000 lit luminaries and 200 carved Jack-O-Lanterns in this tribute to Halloween and fall. Tower Park Tennis Courts, 950 South Fort Thomas Ave.; 7 - 9 p.m.; 859-441-4226 or ftthomas.org.

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GROWNUPS IN NATURE

Parents are invited to a one-hour workshop with a play facilitator that will guide them on how to turn their child’s time in the nature playscape into an enriching experience. Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 4949 Tealtown Road, Milford; 10 - 11 a.m. Oct. 25 and 27; free members, $8 adults, $3 ages 4 - 12; 513-8311711 or cincynature.org.

26 Wednesday KINDERMUSIK PLAY DATE (AR)

Bring your babies, toddlers and preschoolers for a musical play date with Kindermusik that’s all about animals. Willis Music, Kenwood Galleria, 8118 Montgomery Road; 10 a.m.; $15; 513-23203873 or kindermusikbycs.kindermusik.net.

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JACK-O-LANTERN WALK AND CONTEST

GISELLE

Please see “Now Playing” on page 43 for details.

HAUNTED TRAIL

Take a seven-minute walk through the woods of Miami Trails with lots of scary pop-outs, and help teen organizers raise funds for Cancer Free Kids. Miami Trails, 6311 Trail Ridge Drive; 8:30 - 10:30 p.m. Oct. 28 and 29; $1 per person, donations welcome; cancerfreekids.org.

MONSTER IN THE SKY (AR)

Ages 5 and older and adults are invited for an introduction to the constellations and some of the legends connected to them. Wolff Planetarium, Trailside Nature Center, Burnet Woods, 3251 Brookline Drive; 7 8 p.m.; $5; 513-751-3679 or cincinnatiparks.com.

FREE NATURE STORY TIME

Ages 2 and older are invited to a special story time with the staff from Imago Earth Center that’s all about the natural world. Blue manatee children’s bookstore, 3054 Madison Road; 10:30 a.m.; 513-731-2665 or bluemanateebooks.com.

FREE PIONEER NIGHT LIFE (AR)

Learn what the pioneers did after supper, including games and stories. Dudley Woods, 5591 Hankins Road, Liberty Twp.; 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.; a valid Butler County Parks motor vehicle permit ($5 daily, $10 annual) is required to enter the park; 513-867-5835 or yourmetroparks.net.

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Calling all ghosts, goblins and witches! There’s a party tonight that will keep you in stitches! Ages 4 and older are invited to join the fun, including snacks, face painting, games, stories, a special performance by April Eight and prizes for costumes! Blue manatee children’s bookstore, 3054 Madison Road; 7 - 8:30 p.m.; $10 per child; 513-731-2665 or bluemanateebooks.com.

Get up close and personal with live bats! They’re not scary, but they can do some cool things you might not know about. See bats from local conservation organizations, watch flight demonstrations, learn about bat ecology and more. Museum of Natural History and Science and Rotunda, Cincinnati Museum Center, Union Terminal, 1301 Western Ave.; 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.; all museums pass $12.50 adults, $8.50 ages 3 - 12, $4.50 toddler pass; 513-287-7000 or cincymuseum.org.

FITTON FAMILY FRIDAY

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BOO MANATEE (AR)

Greg wakes up to find that he has been transformed into a giant cockroach — how will he deal with his mother, the doctors, his friends at school, and mostly, the upcoming school play? This production of What’s Bugging Greg is part of the Fitton Family Friday series. Fitton Center for Creative Arts, 101 S. Monument Ave., Hamilton; doors open at 6:30 p.m. for a light reception, show begins at 7:30 p.m.; $10 adult members, $12 adult non-members, $5 children members, $6 children nonmembers; 513-863-8873 or fittoncenter.org.

Linton Music’s Peanut Butter and Jam session introduces the bold and brassy blare of instruments from the brass family with the Carillon Brass Quintet. Heritage Presbyterian Church, 6546 S. Mason-Montgomery Road; 10 and 11:30 a.m.; $5, free ages younger than 2; 513-381-6868 or lintonmusic.org.

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CREATURES OF THE NIGHT

Learn about nighttime animals in this puppet show, then meet a real creature of the night. Sharon Centre, Sharon Woods, 11450 Lebanon Road; 3 p.m.; a valid Hamilton County Park District Motor Vehicle Permit ($3 daily, $10 annual) is required to enter the park; 513-521-PARK (7275) or greatparks.org.

HANDS ON NATURE

Please see Oct. 16 for details.

FREE HAUNTED HOUSE, HAUNTED MOUSE

Illustrator Jeffrey Ebbeler joins this story time for ages 2 and older, followed by a signing of his book Haunted House, Haunted Mouse and a Halloweenthemed craft. Blue manatee children’s bookstore, 3054 Madison Road; 10:30 a.m.; 513-731-2665 or bluemanateebooks.com.

HAUNTED TRAIL

Please see Oct. 28 for details.

FREE JACK-O-LANTERN CONTEST AND WALK

Drop off your carved pumpkin in the morning, then return later in the day for a non-scary walk through the arboretum. Prizes will be awarded for various carving categories. The Arboretum at Central Park, 9190 Camp Ernst Road, Union; 8:30 - 9:30 a.m. drop-off, 7:30 - 9 p.m. walk; 859-334-2117 or boonecountyky.org.

JUPITER NIGHTS

Jupiter has returned to the evening sky, complete with red spot and stripes. Learn about the largest planet, new discoveries like newly found moons, the disappearing stripe, and the asteroids slamming into the planet. Then take a look through the observatory’s historic telescope, weather permitting, while kids can make a Jupiter craft. Cincinnati Observatory, 3489 Observatory Place; 8 - 10 p.m.; $6 per person; 513-321-5186 or cincinnatiobservatory.org.

LEAF MAN RETURNS

Ages 5 and older are invited for a story about Leaf Man and then a craft with pressed leaves, acorn caps and other natural items. Winton Centre, Winton Woods, 10245 Winton Road; 1 p.m.; a valid Hamilton County Park District Motor Vehicle Permit ($3 daily, $10 annual) is required to enter the park; 513-521-PARK (7275) or greatparks.org.

NATURE AT NIGHT PUMPKIN HIKE

Jack-o-lanterns guide the way during this evening hike. A limited number of tickets will be sold for the 9 p.m. jack-o-lantern drawing. Ellenwood Nature Barn, Farbach-Werner Nature Preserve, 3455 Poole Road; 7 p.m.; a valid Hamilton County Park District Motor Vehicle Permit ($3 daily, $10 annual) is required to enter the park; 513-521-PARK (7275) or greatparks.org.

FREE USING CLOTH DIAPERS (AR)

Cloth diapers aren’t nearly as messy and cumbersome as you might think - find out the benefits of using cloth diapers in this morning seminar with diaper service Good Natured Baby. Cincinnati Family Enrichment Center, 4244 Hamilton Ave.; 11:15 a.m.; 513-591-2332 or theplaceforfamilies.com.

30 Sunday CCO PRESENTS VIOLINIST PHILIPPE QUINT

The Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra opens the season, American Perspectives, with two-time Grammy nominee Philippe Quint as a guest soloist and featuring works by Mozart, Ives, Haydn and more. Mayerson Theater, School for Creative and Performing Arts, 108 West

Central Pkwy.; 2 p.m.; $10 adults, $5 children; free to active duty personnel and their immediate family; 513723-112 or ccocincinnati.org.

FREE FALL COLORS HIKE

Join the naturalist for a 2.5 mile walk through the park and nature preserve to view the colorful fall foliage. Meet at the pedestrian bridge. Sycamore Park, 4082 State Route 132, Batavia; 1:30 p.m.; 513-876-9013 or parks.clermontcountyohio.gov.

NATURE CAPERS

Dress up like your favorite nature creature then join other families in the nature playscape for a mini-pumpkin hunt, a Halloween parade, games and more. Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 4949 Tealtown Road, Milford; 4 - 6 p.m.; free members, $8 adults, $3 ages 4 - 12; 513-831-1711 or cincynature.org.

SPOOKY CRAFTS

Ages 3 - 12 can make up to three crafts to take home today. Seasongood Nature Center, Woodland Mound, 8250 Old Kellogg Road; 2 p.m.; $1 per craft, plus a valid Hamilton County Park District Motor Vehicle Permit ($3 daily, $10 annual) is required to enter the park; 513-521-PARK (7275) or greatparks.org.

FREE SPOOKY STORY TIME

Ages 2 and older are invited to hear some favorite stories and songs about Halloween. Blue manatee children’s bookstore, 3054 Madison Road; 3 p.m.; 513731-2665 or bluemanateebooks.com.

FREE WORLD MUSIC DAYS

The Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra’s Brass Quintet, String Trio and Woodwind Quintet are featured in this concert funded by ArtsWave and celebrating the life of Daniel Pearl, a reporter who was kidnapped and murdered by extremists in Pakistan. Mayerson JCC, 8485 Ridge Road; 1 - 4 p.m.; 513-761-7500 or ccummings@mayersonjcc.org or jointhej.org.

31 Monday HAPPY HALLOWEEN! SPROUTS INSTITUTE

Bring ages 9 months - 3 years for fun in this sign language program that is easy to learn, easy to implement, and can actually reduce stress during the early childhood years. Duke Energy Children’s Museum, Cincinnati Museum Center, Union Terminal, 1301 Western Ave.; 10 a.m.; $5 members, $7 plus admission nonmembers (all museums pass $12.50 adults, $8.50 ages 3 - 12, $4.50 toddler pass); 513-287-7000 or cincymuseum.org.

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NOW playing AS YOU LIKE IT

In Shakespeare’s famous comedy, Rosalind is banished by her evil uncle and finds she must disguise herself as a boy, only to fall in love with the very man she is instructing on how to woo another woman. A good intro to Shakespeare for adults and ages 13 and older. Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, 962 Mt. Adams Circle; Oct. 1 - Nov. 6; $25 - $53; 513-421-3888 or cincyplay.com.

BEAUTY AND THE BEAST

It’s a tale as old as time with classic songs and an extraordinary set and costumes, return guests will be just as entranced as first-timers in this Broadway musical. Aronoff Center for the Arts, 650 Walnut St.; through Oct. 9; ticket prices to be announced; broadwayacrossamerica.com.

GISELLE

The Cincinnati Ballet presents this classic ballet, based on the German legend of Wilis, women who had been betrayed by their betrothed and died before marrying, doomed to haunt graveyards and exact revenge. Peasant girl Giselle goes mad after falling in love with an aristocrat, but defends her love even after becoming a Wili herself. Music Hall, 1241 Elm St.; Oct. 28 - 30; $25 - $90; 513-621-5282 or cballet.org.

FREE MAKE ME A SONG: THE MUSIC OF WILLIAM FINN (AR)

CCM presents a revue of more than 20 songs from composer William Finn, including tunes from his acclaimed Falsettos series and The 25th Ann ual Putnam County Spelling Bee . Limit two tickets per order. Cohen Family Studio Theater, College Conservatory of Music, University of Cincinnati; Oct. 20 - 22; 513-556-4183 or uc.edu/ccm.

WHAT’S BUGGING GREG?

Fifth-grader Greg wakes up to find that he has been transformed into a giant cockroach in this “Off the Hill” presentation from Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park. Not only is he going to have to face down his mother, the doctors and his friends, but he’ll have to figure out how to keep his role in the school play! Various locations and dates in Oct., see site for schedule; 513-421-3888 or cincyplay.com.

THE WIZARD OF OZ

Please see “Spotlight” on page 34 for details.

WYNONNA!

Country singer Wynonna Judd joins the Cincinnati Pops orchestra for chart-topping favorites like “No One Else on Earth” as well as classic favorites like “When I Fall in Love.” Music Hall, 1241 Elm St.; 8 p.m. Oct. 22, 2 p.m. Oct. 23; tickets start at $25; cincinnatisymphony.org.

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